3 billboards outside Cleveland urge James to sign with 76ers
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 27, 2018 08:00 AM
FILE - BOSTON, MA - MAY 17: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands for a moment of silence for the National Anthem before the game against the Boston Celtics during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The courtship of LeBron James has taken an Oscar-worthy turn — toward Philadelphia.
Three billboards urging James to leave the Cavaliers and sign with the Philadelphia 76ers this summer as a free agent have been installed along Interstate-480 south of Cleveland. The signs are inspired by the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” an Academy Award nominee for best picture.
A Philadelphia-based company put up three billboards on highway to downtown Cleveland this morning saying that city wanted LeBron. Here they are in order. pic.twitter.com/vntsa8h3mE— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2018
The sequence of signs includes one with the slogan “Complete The Process,” a play on the Sixers’ “Trust The Process” mantra with their young team and a billboard that reads: “#PhillyWantsLeBron.”
ESPN.com reported the billboards were leased by Power Home Remodeling, a company based in Chester, Pennsylvania. The company’s CEO says the goal is to bring James, a three-time NBA champion, to Philadelphia because “we think the best athletes should want to play here.”
The 33-year-old James can opt out of his contract this summer with the Cavaliers.