CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — Would it be the king of all pizza parties? LeBron hinted on Twitter that he could make an appearance at Blaze Pizza’s Culver City location to take part in the chain’s free pizza party.
L.A.’s newest Laker officially signed his new four-year, nearly $154-million contract Monday night alongside his agent Rich Paul and Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka.READ MORE: Water Main Break Forces Road Closure In Marina Del Rey
But before putting pen to paper, he sent fans into a frenzy by hinting on Twitter that he could make an appearance at Blaze Pizza’s Culver City location.
The chain had announced last week that it would celebrate James’ decision to join the Lakers by offering free pizza at 50 of its Southern California locations from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. James was an early investor in the chain, and has previously gone undercover at its Pasadena store.
James nor his representatives have not confirmed the basketball superstar would indeed be at the Culver City location. But that hasn’t stopped die-hard fans like Janet Raines from staking out a spot outside the store, hours before it even opened.READ MORE: Multiple Victims Wounded In Whittier Shootings During Vigil
“It’d be just the opportunity of a lifetime, you know, shake his hand and to meet him,” she said.
CBS2’s Laurie Perez talked to customers who waited for hours hoping LeBron would show up.
Some got in line around 7 a.m. By 5:20 p.m. James was a no-show.
One man wasn’t upset.MORE NEWS: Two Dead In Lancaster Crash
“Free pizza is always worth it,” he said. “Let’s be real.”