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Photos: Lakers Fan Puts Up Billboards Recruiting LeBron, Paul George

LeBron James and Paul George embrace before the All-Star Game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers hugs LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers would love to land both LeBron James and Paul George in free agency. Lakers fan Jacob Emrani is doing his part to make sure it happens.

Emrani, an LA attorney and Lakers fanatic, paid for a series of billboards recruiting LeBron back in March. Now, he's moved on to new ones luring George and the two together.

According to ESPN, Emrani says he has paid for "over 40 billboards" around Los Angeles targeting George. Some of them went up today and will stay up through July.

Via ESPN:

The six differently designed billboards all include the hashtag "#PG2LA." Three designs are focused on George and another three make pitches for James with George. One billboard says "COME HOME" in purple and gold with an image of George, a Los Angeles County native. Another states "CAN'T SPELL PURPLE AND GOLD WITHOUT PG" with George's image on it while another says "OUR TIME HAS COME!"

The three boards that are aimed at both George and James include one that has the message "#PG2LA + THE KING = ANOTHER RING." Another one has two images of Lakers jerseys with James' and George's name on them and the message "NO TWITTER BURNER ACCOUNTS HERE" accompanied by #PG2LA and #LABron. The final billboard design has the images of James and George with the hashtags #LABron and #PG2LA in the middle of the board.

You can see pictures of a couple of the billboards below.

You can't say Emrani isn't trying. The Lakers are desperate for a big splash, considering the team is currently in the longest playoff drought in franchise history (five seasons).

We'll find out soon enough if Emrani's efforts were money well spent.

NBA free agency officially opens up on July 1.