Blaze Giving Out Free Pizzas in Los Angeles Area to Celebrate Arrival of LeBron James

Blaze Pizza is celebrating the arrival of new L.A. Lakers player LeBron James by throwing a "pizza party" in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, complete with -- of course -- free pizza.

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

"Let's welcome #LAbron to LA the only way we know how!" a post on Blaze Pizza's Facebook page announcing the promotion stated.

Under the deal, guests who visit dozens of participating locations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday can get one free build-your-own pizza, according to restaurant chain's website.

The star NBA player hinted he might visit the chain's Culver City location, but by the end of the deal at 5 p.m., he never showed.

A high-rise upgrade wasn't included in the giveaway, which is also only good for dine-in customers and not available for online, app or delivery orders.

According to the Blaze Pizza website, the offer was good at nearly 50 locations throughout Southern California, including some restaurants in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties. (The full list of participating locations can be found here.)

James is one of the original investors of the restaurant chain, which opened in 2012 and has its headquarters in Pasadena.

The NBA superstar recently signed a four-year, $154 million contract to play for the Lakers.