— ¡ Deezy ! (@DerekB_PxW) March 7, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have been a long-rumored suitor for LeBron James‘ services this upcoming offseason, so it only makes sense that the city is getting in on the billboard game to flatter The King.
Lakers beat writer Tania Ganguli reports there are a total of four cheap-looking #LABron billboards going up in the city today paid for by lawyer Jacob Emrani. Each ad seems to feature slights at the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers:
“Forget the Process, we win banners”
“Cleveland and Philly, you can’t compete with LA”
4 LeBron billboards are going up around LA today. These. A 3rd depicts Lakers retired jerseys with LeBron’s as the next one. A 4th says “Forget The Process, we win banners.” Bought by attorney, and Laker fan, Jacob Emrani. Cavs play Clippers & Lakers this week. pic.twitter.com/XaWLGN49pE
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 7, 2018
Philadelphia and Cleveland, of course, recently engaged in a billboard war of sorts in a tremendous effort to kiss LeBron’s ass. Philly seemed to accomplish their mission considering LeBron called them “dope.”
The Lakers host the Cavaliers on Sunday, so we will at least the Lakers homer credit for good timing.
Remember the last time the Lakers put up signs to suck up to a player?
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 26, 2013