Is LeBron's free agency school bus rolling into Philly?


The buzz about LeBron James coming to the Sixers is only getting stronger by the day.

On Monday, billboards popped up in Cleveland urging the Cavaliers superstar to come to Philadelphia next season (see story). James admitted he was flattered by the gesture (see story).

However, it appears James has already at least considered calling Philly his new kingdom. Sixers color commentator Alaa Abdelnaby said on Tuesday’s edition of Philly Sports Talk that the four-time league MVP, who has a player option on his contract for next season, visited local schools over the All-Star break.

“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,” Abdelnaby said.

That obviously means James is signing with the Sixers, right?

Take it easy. Abdelnaby goes on to say that doesn’t mean anything other than the obvious that the James family was checking out schools. 

James, who has three children, has reportedly done the same thing in other cities such as Los Angeles where he owns a pair of homes.

But at the very least, it adds another layer to the LeBron-to-Philly chatter.

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