Skip to main content

LeBron gets his LA billboard

"It's only a crazy dream until you do it." That's how Nike's new billboard for LeBron captures his move to LA. If you had to explain his career just in images these billboards would be the perfect way to do it. Each of these captured the narrative of his journey. LeBron always spoke highly of Magic and MJ and how they built an empire outside of basketball. All his business ventures show he has a plan for himself after the NBA and LA was the logical step for a man who already has so much invested in the entertainment business.

There is also that little swoosh to remind you who's team LeBron is playing for. Don't forget, these were not Cavs and Lakers billboards. These were Nike billboards. LeBron always talked about their relationship and support he got from Nike. From his days at St. Vincent-St. Mary when Nike furnished their gym and weight room to today, another sign of LeBron developing his business network.

As one era started, another ended. His Cleveland billboard was taken down. This departure was much better than the first one, leaving after winning a title and not breaking everyone's heart on national tv is a good way to go. Maybe there will be a time when he gets it again in Cleveland. Owning a team is something LeBron is surely interested in, and Dan Gilbert is not the most popular man in Cleveland or in the NBA. Cavs owner LeBron James? Deosn't sound bad.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Image courtesy of Allen Sliwa

Philadelphia 76ers forward P.J. Tucker

“As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter” — P.J. Tucker on his lack of shots on the Philadelphia 76ers

Tucker acknowledged the absence of James Harden is impacting his offensive output.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut

“He has zero technical fouls in 15 seasons, that’s amazing” — Andrew Bogut astonished by unbelievable Mike Conley stat

In almost 1000 NBA games, Mike Conley was the ultimate professional and Andrew Bogut is putting the spotlight on that.

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James and shooting guard Dwyane Wade

"You guys were panting" — Windhorst and Fizdale on the time LeBron James' Heat put an end to Linsanity

Brian Windhorst recalled that things got so tense that Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had to call a timeout to let his players breathe for a while.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose

“Coming in, he was my comparison” - Ja Morant on how Derrick Rose paved the way for athletic point guards

The similarities between Ja and prime Rose's games are uncanny, but here's to hoping the Grizzlies star can have a healthy career.