LeBron James is one of the most important players in NBA history. and continues to grow its records and brands year after year. However, he a
LeBron James is one of the most important players in NBA history. and continues to grow its records and brands year after year. However, he already thinks about his future when he retires from the sport: he wants to be the owner of an NBA franchise, as is Micheal Jordan in the Charlotte Hornets.
“I want to own a team. I want to buy a team, of course (…). I want a team in Vegas.”LeBron said, first billionaire NBA player in active historyin a preview of the new installment of his television program The Shop. The only NBA that had achieved this milestone is justly Michael Jordanwho surpassed that mark, but only a decade after retiring, in 2014, following his investment in the Hornets.
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In case it materializes, it would not be his first investment in the world of sportsis already co-owner of the Premier League’s Liverpool, the MLB’s Boston Red Sox and the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins (ice hockey).
However, Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, before the finals of the 2021/2022 season, confirmed that at the moment the expansion of the league and the incorporation of a Las Vegas franchise are not possible: “Not true (about Seattle and Las Vegas). Maybe some in the league are talking about a potential expansion after the 2024 season. At some point this league will expand, but not right now.”