People traveling along I-480 in Cleveland on Monday might be distracted by three billboards located approximately seven miles from the Cleveland Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena. The first sign features #23 in maroon with a crown on it on the court with four blue numbers, that just happen to match the Phiadelpiha 76ers jerseys of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Robert Covington. The second billboard several hundred feet further says "Complete The Process." And the third says "#PhillyWantsLeBron." The signs seem to be inspired by "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," the Academy Award-nominated film starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson, in an attempt to convince LeBron James to leave his native Ohio and head to Philadelphia via free agency this summer. The 76ers will be in town to play the Cavaliers on Thursday night in a nationally televised game, but the team has nothing to do with the billboards, and can't have anything to do with them, since that would be considered tampering. The billboards, which will be up for three months, were put there by Power Home Remodeling, a company based in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Three billboards in Cleveland, Ohio bought to entice LeBron James to move on to Philadelphia
ESPN | Feb 26