There are three new billboards in Cleveland along I-480 between West 130th and West 150th streets, and Cavs fan won’t like what they see.
The trio billboards, which are located just seven miles away from Quicken Loans Arena, feature sayings like “#PhillyWantsLeBron” and another that reads, “Complete The Process.”
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The third billboard includes a #23 with a crown on top it on a basketball court, along with the numbers the Sixers’ starters Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Robert Convington and Joel Embiid. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the three billboards were all paid for by Power Home Remodeling, a corporation based in Chester, Pennsylvania.
The company’s co-CEO, Asher Raphael, explained his decision to purchase the billboards nearby the Cavs home court.
“We’re passionate about Philadelphia,” said Asher Raphael, the company’s co-CEO. “We have an amazing city, it’s the best sports town and it’s an awesome place to live. We think the best athletes should want to play here.”
“LeBron is in the conversation being the best player all time,” Raphael said. “We think if he comes to Philly, he gets a couple more championships.”
“The billboard company said they considered what we were doing to be a political ad and wouldn’t sell it to us if we didn’t follow those rules,” Raphael said. “So they made us say, ‘Paid for By.'”
The Sixers will travel to Cleveland this week for a Thursday night matchup against LeBron and the Cavs, which will air on TNT at 8pm ET.