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Three billboards outside Cleveland urge LeBron to choose Philadelphia this summer

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The movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is considered one of the top contenders for the Best Picture Oscar this Sunday night, and very likely will earn Frances McDormand a Best Actress statue.

One Philadelphia company is spinning the theme of that movie into a pitch to bring LeBron James to the Sixers this summer.

Power Home Remodeling of Chester, Pennsylvania, bought three billboards outside Cleveland aimed at LeBron.

Clever marketing ploy. Heck, we’re writing about them and mentioning the company’s name.

Philly does get mentioned as a dark horse candidate for LeBron in some circles around the league. The logic goes something like this: The Cavaliers fall short of the Finals after a loss to Boston/Toronto, LeBron looks at the lay of the land in the East, considers his strained relationship with owner Dan Gilbert, and decides to leave the Cavaliers again. However, he doesn’t want to go to the deep and packed West, so instead he chooses to team up with rising young stars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and make the Sixers contenders — and the Sixers will have space for a max deal (with a couple of small moves).

It’s not entirely crazy. It’s also not likely. There are a whole lot of ifs and questions there, chief among them is LeBron going to bet his ring chase on Embiid’s health?

All the LeBron rumors are going to make for an interesting run-up to July 1.

Grizzlies sign second-round pick Jevon Carter to multiyear contract

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal.

Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed, but Carter himself confirmed the deal.

Carter has impressed at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and in Utah. His dogged, aggressive defense has slowed players — Trae Young had some of his worst games against Carter — and on offense his game has improved, including him dropping 26 points on the Jazz recently.

Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West Virginia. The point guard was second in the nation with 3.03 steals per game and is the Mountaineers’ career leader in that category.

“Ray Allen from long distance” with chip shot to save par at American Century Classic

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“Ray Allen from long distance, how many times have we said that?”

Ray Allen had a good weekend at the American Century Championships, the former NBA sharpshooter and future Hall of Famer finished third in the celebrity golf event. One of the reasons he was there, this chip shot on 13 Sunday.

Former Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo won the event, with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder was second.

LeBron James sits courtside for Lakers’ Summer League win

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There are two, maybe three guys playing for the Lakers in Summer League likely to be sharing a locker room with LeBron James next season — Isaac Bonga and Josh Hart, with maybe Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and/or Alex Caruso. Only Hart could see the court much.

LeBron was still courtside on Sunday for a quarterfinal game at Summer League, showing his support and being a good teammate. He gave Hart a hug on the court. Brandon Ingram stopped by and talked with LeBron for a bit.

LeBron watched the Lakers continue their strong run through the Summer League, racking up a 101-78 win. LeBron was into it, when Mykhailiuk took a shot midway through the first quarter LeBron yelled, ‘cash only!”  The shot was nothing but net.

The Lakers are on to the Summer League semifinals. Los Angeles won the Vegas Summer League last year.

 

After losing to his father in golf, Stephen Curry leaps into Lake Tahoe

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Golf fanatic Stephen Curry was clearly enjoying himself on the links at the American Century Championship celebrity golf event in Lake Tahoe this past weekend.

But he couldn’t beat his father, Dell.

The price? Curry (and his caddy) had to jump in the lake. Check out the video above.

For the record, Tony Romo won the event.