PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — LeBron James is pouring gasoline on the fire.
James has been recently rumored to be considering the Sixers this offseason when he becomes a free-agent and on Thursday night, the young Sixers beat James and the Cavs in Cleveland, 108-97.
After the game, James shouted out fellow Klutch Sports client Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid on Instagram.
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I told y’all a while back that my young King was next in line! Getting better and better every night out! Tonight another example of that. Fun to watch and compete against you again and #TheProcess @joelembiid. Remember lil bro settle for nothing less than GREATNESS!!! @bensimmons
The rumors of James to Philly began swirling when Bill Simmons wrote a column explaining why James should “roll the dice with Philadelphia” if he wants to catch Michael Jordan.
Later, a PA company put up three billboards in Cleveland in attempt to lure James to Philly. James called the billboards flattering. Later in the week, it was reported James visited a Philly-area school, but James denied that report.
Ben Simmons and Embiid also posted on social media about their team’s big win over the Cavs.