LeBron James Already has Some Retirement Plans in Mind
It seems like the greatest to ever do it already has his sights set on the future.
Similar to Michael Jordan, the ghost LeBron James is desperately chasing, James once again confirmed his plans to one day own an NBA franchise.
“I will own a team someday,” James told Berger. “That’s my next thing. Why do I want to own team? I think it’ll be cool. I’ll stay part of the game and still be able to put people in positions of power. I’ve always loved that, putting people in a position of power to feel like they can make a change and make things happen.”
As far as who his partners will be, James noted that he will stay loyal to his current business buddies Maverick Carter, Randy Mims, and agent Rich Paul.
In August, James first spoke about his interest in owning a franchise on the Uninterrupted podcast.
“I feel like my brain as far as the game of basketball is unique and I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game. And I would love to be a part of a franchise, if not at the top. My dream is to actually own a team and I don’t need to have fully hands on. If I’m fortunate enough to own a team, then I’m going to hire the best GM and president that I can.
“But I have a feel like I have a good eye for not only talent, because we all see a lot of talent, but the things that make the talent, the chemistry, what type of guy he is, his work ethic, his passion, the basketball IQ side of things, because talent only goes so far.”
As far as basketball IQ goes, there may be no player in NBA history with the IQ of LeBron James, a skill that undoubtedly will be translatable into a front office role.
While MJ had his killer instinct and was quite possibly the greatest scorer the game has ever seen, James’ understanding for the game may be his biggest strength if he is to ever own a basketball franchise. In terms of finances, there is no question that James will have no problem finding the dollar value needed to make the purchase.