LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A small band of Los Angeles Clippers fans has taken to the streets outside Staples Center to show their love for LeBron James.
About 75 Clippers fans waved signs and chanted slogans as they marched up and down Chick Hearn Court on Thursday night in the hours before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns.
With signs displaying the No. 6, which will be James' uniform number next year, the fans chanted "We want the King!" and "L-B-J!"
Although they're a longshot, the Clippers are among a few NBA teams with a combination of salary cap room, a solid supporting cast and a major media market to entice James. The two-time league MVP is eligible for free agency July 1.
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