With billboards popping up around the country to court LeBron James, ESPN asked 30 artists with ties to each NBA city to imagine every team’s pitch to LeBron in free agency. Love Denver and Portland, terrific concepts!
THE JOKER AWAITS THE KINGThe Nuggets have the league’s best passing center in Nikola Jokic. Imagine how beautiful their offense would look after adding the league’s best passing forward. If Nuggets fans want, maybe LeBron could entice his buddy Melo to make a Denver homecoming, too.
BLAZE A DIFFERENT TRAILInstead of keeping Portland weird, LeBron could keep Portland winning by joining Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The Blazers haven’t been to the Finals since 1992 and haven’t won it all since 1977, so maybe adding LeBron is the key to ending those droughts.
L.A. KING“LeBron to the Lakers” has been a rumor since, oh, approximately 2002, before he was even in the league. It’s finally time to turn those Hollywood dreams into reality. Kobe fans might even stop criticizing LeBron’s every move. … Unless he fails to win them five more rings.