Could results of NBA Finals impact 76ers? Philly fans weigh in

"Why would you not want the best player in the world?"

Andrew Kramer
June 04, 2018 - 12:05 am
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game two of the 2018 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Many Sixers fans hoping to see LeBron James sign with the team this summer seem to have been paying close attention to this year's NBA Finals.

Fans say the Cleveland Cavaliers' star player, and future free agent, LeBron James is the reason why.

Sixers fans like Shane packed Chickie's & Pete's in South Philadelphia to watch Game 2 of the finals. He says he would love to see James play in Philadelphia next season.

"Why would you not want the best player in the world?" he asked. 

In order for this to happen, Shane feels, James and the Cavaliersc need to fall to the Golden State Warriors.

"Absolutely losing," he said. "You win, how do you leave?"

Max is another LeBron-to-Philadelphia hopeful.

"You'd be crazy to not want the best player in the world on your team," he said.

However, Max says he is pulling for the Cavaliers to win the championship.

"I'm always rooting for LeBron to win," he said. "I love greatness. I want to see him get all the doubters to shut up."

Max believes if LeBron wins another title in Cleveland, there's a good chance James will want to try to win in another city next season (like Philadelphia).

Some fans, like Erick, don't feel the NBA Finals result will impact James' free agency decision.

"Regardless of if they win or lose, I think he's going to not be with the Cavs," he said. "I think he has a pretty good landing spot here."

Erick says he's also rooting for "King James" because if he does jump ship to Philadelphia, it'd be nice for him to do so as a defending champion.

The vast majority of Philadelpiha fans who spoke with KYW Newsradio says they want James to sign with the Sixers.

But not Aaron...

"I want to beat him," he said. "I don't want to have him on my team, I want to beat LeBron. You only can be great if you can beat the greatest so that's how I feel."

Aaron says he is hoping the Cavs can come back and win the series, and adds there's no way James leaves Cleveland, if they win it all.

The Cavaliers are currently trailing the best-of-seven series 0-2.