Pizza Party Welcomes NBA Star

Hundreds gathered in front of Blaze Pizza in South Pasadena on Tuesday waiting for pizza to welcome new Los Angeles Laker LeBron James to the franchise

PHOTO: LeBron James | | Long lines formed around Blaze Pizza on Fair Oaks Avenue for a pizza party to welcome LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. James in an investor in the Blaze Pizza chain.

In a measure of goodwill and way to welcome new Laker LeBron James to Los Angeles, the Blaze Pizza outlet on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena significantly reduced the price of its pizza on Tuesday.

There was a party atmosphere outside the store as hundreds took advantage of the deep discount.

From its Southern California locations, Blaze employees were busy providing pizzas to patrons, some standing in line for hours, in celebration of LeBron’s move from the Cleveland Caveliers to Los Angeles to wear a Lakers’ uniform. James in a major investor in the pizza franchise.

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Rumors were flying around the Culver City Blaze Pizza store that LeBron was going to make an appearance during the day, but he was a no show. Janet Raine was the first to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and waited for hours hoping to catch a glimpse of the NBA superstar.

Later in the day video surfaced of James vacationing with his family in Florida.