Look: Lakers Fans Pitch Kawhi Leonard with LeBron James, Anthony Davis Billboard

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2019

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 14:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball as LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of an NBA game at Scotiabank Arena on March 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Clippers fans aren't the only ones putting up billboards in Los Angeles to try to recruit Kawhi Leonard.

Days after "#Kawhi2LAC" billboards popped up in L.A., Lakers fans have begun the recruiting process ahead of Sunday's free-agency window:

AM 570 LA Sports @AM570LASports

Billboards to recruit #KawhiLeonard to the #Lakers have gone up. https://t.co/tpwOONsvPs

After leading the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever championship, the two-time Finals MVP will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after declining his $21.3 million player option for the 2019-20 campaign.

When Leonard was forcing his way out of San Antonio last offseason, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Southern California native was targeting L.A., preferably the Lakers. Though the Clippers have long been viewed as the top threat to steal the three-time All-Star from the Raptors, the Lakers have recently emerged as a legitimate option.

Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that Leonard was keeping an eye on the Lakers' cap situation. As the Lakers subsequently cleared enough space for a max contract slot, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said on Get Up on Friday that Leonard is "seriously considering" teaming up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis:

Get Up @GetUpESPN

"I have received the word that Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering the Los Angeles Lakers." —@stephenasmith https://t.co/dyfeOct6md

Los Angeles now has $32 million in cap space, per Wojnarowski, after Davis waived his $4 million trade bonus and the team sent Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards on Thursday.