LeBron James will be owner of NBA, NFL team
LeBron James just signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s already thinking about what he wants his life to look like after basketball. James already has his hands in a lot of different business ventures including owning part of FC Liverpool, a popular European soccer team. According to his business partner Maverick Carter, his next step is a lot bigger and closer to home: James wants to be an owner of an NFL or NBA team.
“He does like football and he’s looked at football ownership, so he’ll be owning a basketball team and running it,” Carter told Variety’s Audrey Cleo.
It would be hard for James to buy an entire football team right now even with all the money that he has right now. It is still a ways away before he retires and a lot more money to be made though, and he could maybe become a majority owner of a team when it’s all said and done.
James is also working with his business team on Uninterrupted, a media production company that is helping athletes show that they are more than just a person that competes on the playing court. Instead, they are human beings who are bringing a lot of good to this world.
“They are more than just athletes, but sometimes the world doesn’t see them that way,” Carter said. “Once the world sees you as that one thing, and the better you are at that thing, the more you can only be that thing.”