Lakers’ LeBron James to Become Part Owner of MLB’s Boston Red Sox
LeBron James is diversifying his portfolio.
Already a minority owner of the Liverpool Football Club overseas, James has decided to dip his toes in the world of Major League Baseball.
Pending approval from the MLB, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is set to become a part owner of the Boston Red Sox. Once approved, James alongside friend and business partner Maverick Carter will become the first black partners in Fenway Sports Group’s history.
“I think for me and for my partner, Maverick, to be the first two Black men to be a part of that ownership group in the history of that franchise, I think it’s pretty damn cool,” James said earlier in the week. “It gives me and people that look like me hope and inspiration that they can be in a position like that as well, that it can be done. It gives my kids at my I Promise School more and more inspiration as well.”
For the 36-year old, there is more he hopes to accomplish on the investment front and that includes one day owning an NBA franchise.
“Yeah, I’ve always said that. My goal is to own a team, own an NBA team,” James said Tuesday night. “I got so much to give to the game. I know what it takes to win at this level. I know talent. I also know how to run a business, as well. And so, that is my goal. My goal is to own an NBA franchise, and it will be sooner than later.”
Yet another great business move by James.