It all started back in March of 2018, when Lawyers of Distinction member Jacob Emrani, who has been a diehard Laker fan and season ticket holder for years started by putting up a few billboards trying to convince Lebron James to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Since then, he put up over 40 billboards across the city, including two right next to the Staples Center.
Just last night, on July 1st, 2018, Lebron James announced that he will be joining the Los Angeles Lakers on four year contract worth over $150 million dollars. This was a huge decision for Lebron because it required him leaving his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. It also was a huge decision for the Los Angeles Lakers because for the past five years, the Lakers have unsuccessfully tried to recruit high profile free agents to come play in Los Angeles.
While the billboards certainly were not the only reason Lebron decided join the Lakers, they definitely helped him make his decision. When Lebron was asked about all the billboards focused around recruiting him to join the Lakers, he said thought it was pretty cool to see how an entire city makes you feel at home and really wants you to be there. He also said when his children saw all the billboards they were in awe.
Congratulations Mr. Emrani on helping the Los Angeles Lakers bring Lebron James to the
Los Angeles Lakers!