LeBron James may have been flattered by Sixers fans’ recruitment efforts ahead of his free agency this summer—which Cavs fans swiftly responded to—but shot down speculation that he was in Philly over the NBA All-Star break checking out private schools for his three children.
— Marcus Thomas (@MarcusThomasCle) March 1, 2018
James called the rumor “disgusting.”
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) March 1, 2018
LeBron was on vacation in Cabo prior to All-Star Weekend.
“Pennsylvania? Nah. What are you talking about?” James said. “Over the All-Star break, I was on vacation and then went to Los Angeles.”
James actually hadn’t heard the rumor about the schools and asked a reporter after his media session this morning what it was all about.
“That’s disgusting,” he said.
As for real connections James has to Philly — the Sixers’ rookie point guard Ben Simmons is represented by sports agent Rich Paul, who also represents James.