4 billboards for '#LABron': Lakers fan tries to woo James

Reuters

Posted at Mar 08 2018 09:24 AM

Some people want LeBron James so bad, they want as many people as possible to see it, including the man himself.

Los Angeles Lakers season-ticket holder - and personal injury attorney -- Jacob Emrani has put up 4 billboards around Los Angeles to help convince the Cleveland Cavaliers star to join the Lakers when he can become a free agent this offseason, ESPN reported.

Coming on the heels of a Philadelphia 76ers fan who paid for three billboards in James' home, and workplace, state of Ohio, Emrani said he pays for as many as 50 billboards across the L.A. area to advertise his businesses, but wouldn't disclose how much he paid for the four aimed at James.

And he also aimed some shots at both Cleveland and Philadelphia.

One sign reads, "Cleveland & Philly, You Can't Compete with L.A.," while another reads, "FORGET THE PROCESS, WE WIN BANNERS!"

All the signs carry a #LABron hashtag.

"Stop spending your money," Emrani said to ESPN in regards to Philadelphia fans' hopes. "Philly feels like they can convince him to come and complete a startup. We are not about startups here. They got a startup over there. We got legacy here."

James' Cavaliers are making a trip to Los Angeles and play the Lakers on Sunday. Cleveland plays in Los Angeles on Friday against the Clippers.

--Field Level Media

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