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Philly fans continue to court LeBron James with airplanes over NBA Draft

Philly fans continue to court LeBron James with airplanes over NBA Draft

Billboards are so last season.

It's 2018 after all so if you want to get LeBron James' attention you need to take your courting game to new heights and that's exactly what one contingent of Sixers fans did today.

With the NBA Draft taking place up in Brooklyn, New York this evening some intrepid group of Philly fans hired not one, not two, but three airplanes carrying banners all related to #PhillyWantsLeBron.

The first banner has the No. 23 with a little king crown over it, followed by a plus sign and an emoji of the liberty bell, with that all adding up to a goat emoji (greatest of all time). The second banner says "strive for goatness" and the third features the #PhillyWantsLeBron hashtag.

You can watch our video of those three planes flying in Brooklyn above.

They appear to be quite similar to billboards that popped up in Cleveland last season which were paid for by a Philly area company called Power Home Remodeling. That company posted the below video to its YouTube account this afternoon.

LeBron responded to those back in February and called them "very flattering" and the fact that other cities wanting him to play there is "dope."

As of June 21, the Sixers are still the second-favorite to land LeBron at +450 but the Lakers are a very heavy favorite at -150. Those numbers are according to BetOnline. Cleveland (+500), Boston (+700), and Houston (+800) round out the top five destinations for King James.

Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

By now, you’ve probably seen that adorable video of Gritty experiencing snow for the very first time. It’s sweet and precious, just like our Gritty. 

The video has spread to tons of different outlets on social media, where the love for Gritty is flowing faster than the snow no one expected. Here it is again, in case you missed it. 

 

However, as it hits timelines across the league, it appears that not everyone is impressed with the video. It seems that some of the other mascots across the NHL have become a bit ticked that Gritty is getting all the love. 

Bailey, the LA Kings mascot, seems bit angry that Gritty is getting all this attention. Or maybe he’s ticked that he isn’t also getting snow. He had a few things to say on a repost of the video on social media. 

Because Gritty is well, Gritty, he couldn’t let that one go and fired back with an absolute roast of the other mascot. See his response for yourself. 

We have no words, beyond well played Gritty, well played. As far as we’re concerned, Gritty is undefeated in this league. 

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

Philadelphia was treated to something of a surprise snowstorm Thursday morning.

Weather people are not in mid-season form. They're rusty so to speak. So the accumulation this morning caught plenty of people by surprise.

But there's a bright side to the inconvenience. We all get to witness Gritty, the Flyers young mascot, experience snow for the first time. It did not disappoint. 

"Zamboni dust." Hehe.

The guy from North Dakota across the street was less in awe and more in love with the flakes:

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