PHOTO: Recruiting? Courtside fan wears LeBron James Lakers jersey to Christmas Day game

via ESPN
via ESPN

If LeBron James signs with the Lakers this coming summer, I’m thanking this guy.

A fan of the purple and gold wore a Lakers jersey to yesterday’s Christmas Day game – nothing out of the ordinary there.

However, this wasn’t just any old Lakers jersey: it was custom-made and featured James’ name and number:

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While very few expect him to leave Miami, LeBron can opt-out of his current contract this coming off-season and the Lakers, who are set to have enough cap space to sign a free agent to a max contract, would likely chase James if he did decide to look into joining another team.

Some Lakers fans have been tweeting LeBron, begging him to join their beloved Lake Show – and sure, some (who apparently don’t want to win) are telling him to stay well away from the purple and gold – though this fan took it one step further by getting this jersey made and wearing it to his courtside seat.

That’s some first-class recruiting right there.

Written by Ross Pickering

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