PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Inspired by the Academy Award nominated movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, there are now three billboards in Cleveland trying to lure LeBron James to Philadelphia.
Power Home Remodeling, a company based in Chester, Pennsylvania, bought the billboards for three months.
“We gotta get Lebron. How do we do that? Well, how do we get his attention? Well, let’s take out some billboards. At first we were going to do it in Philadelphia, but figured let’s do it in Cleveland. We know he’ll see it,” the company’s co-CEO Asher Raphael explained.
Raphael’s Power Home Remodeling strategically planted three billboards, seven miles from the Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena – hoping to woo “King James” to come here and win a championship with the 76ers.
Recently, Bill Simmons constructed the argument that James — who will become a free-agent on July 1st, 2018 — should join the Sixers if he wants to become the game’s greatest of all-time. Simmons says James needs more titles and his best way in achieving that is to team up with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and possibly another free-agent like Paul George in Philly.
“Sure, blow money on three billboards to get LeBron out here,” Tim Chips of Pittsburgh said. “Whatever, it’s your money.”
The Sixers play James and the Cavs in Cleveland on Thursday night.
There was no immediate reaction from representatives for James of the 76ers organization.