Don't expect the LeBron James-to-Philly fun to slow down anytime soon.
Even a local private school got in on the party Wednesday night.
Wait, a school?
Yes, that's because the buzz is James was in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break visiting schools for his oldest son, which, of course, had Sixers fans astir. The four-time MVP has a player option on his contract for next season, so the Delaware Valley is going gaga over the possibility of "King James" bringing his throne to "The Process."
“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this, my brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break,” Sixers color commentator Alaa Abdelnaby said on Tuesday’s edition of Philly Sports Talk.
Malvern Preparatory School took the cue and made its push for James by tweeting out a picture of what clearly appears to be a billboard fashioned in Adobe Photoshop, playing off the actual billboards placed in Cleveland by a Philly-based company.
So all of Philadelphia wants LeBron, schools want LeBron.
What else will it take?
We'll just have to wait and see what the city has next up its sleeve.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.