Dan LeBatard’s LeBron James Newspaper Ad Stuffed

“The Dan LeBatard Show” out of Miami, Florida attempted to run an advertisement for LeBron James in two Ohio newspapers, but was stuffed by both publications.

LeBatard planned on placing the ad, which he was going to fund through Kickstarter, in Sunday’s editions of The Akron Beacon-Journal and The Plain Dealer. Below is a look at how it would have appeared in each newspaper.

While it appears to be a shot at LBJ for his decision to leave South Beach, according to Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Evan MacDonald LeBatard stated that the ad was not intended to be mean spirited.

LeBatard said during the show that the ad was not intended to be mean-spirited, but rather a way to poke fun at James and Northeast Ohio residents who watched him win two championships in Miami.

LeBatard also said during his show that part of the reason he wanted to buy ad space in The Plain Dealer was because LeBron James has yet to publicly thank Miami Heat fans.