LeBron James’s contributions to the world of professional basketball cannot be understated. James suffered a serious injury to his right ankle in the Lakers’ game against the Atlanta Hawks back in March. Even after coming back, James has never been the same. It seems James might become part owner of an NHL team.
On top of being a basketball player, LeBron James is also a suave businessman as he has dabbled in various projects outside of the basketball court.
According to reports, Fenway Sports Group, which James is a partner of, is in “advanced talks” to buy the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Fenway Sports Group also owns the Boston Red Sox and and Liverpool F.C., a Premier League Football team.
Fenway Sports Group LLC, the holding company that owns the Boston Red Sox, is in advanced talks to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, according to people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal‘s Cara Lombardo and Laine Higgins wrote.
A deal could be finalized later this week, assuming the talks don’t fall apart, the people said. Terms being discussed couldn’t be learned.”
Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle have owned the Penguins since 1999. The team has won three Stanley Cups in that era and currently owns the NHL’s longest current active playoff streak at 15 straight years.
It remains to be seen if LeBron James will become part owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins or not as it would be another feather in his cap of achievements. Unfortunately, his performance during the latest NBA season has left much to be desired.
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