LeBron James is a certified billionaire. Through savvy business moves throughout his NBA playing career, James is now a major player in the business world as well as on the hardwood. King James already has his next big investment in mind.
In a preview for an upcoming episode of The Shop, LeBron discussed his future ambitions. One of the biggest goals is to own an NBA team. LeBron James made no bones about where he wants to put that new franchise.
“I want to own a team. I want to buy a team, for sure. I would much rather own a team before I talk, yeah. I want a team in Vegas.”
Professional sports in Sin City used to be taboo due to fears of team personnel getting involved in gambling. With sports wagering becoming legal in more states across the US, the notion has become an afterthought. Pro sports have already proven they can work in Las Vegas.
The Oakland Raiders relocated to Vegas and immediately averaged 61,185 fans per game. The NHL’s Golden Knights have quickly become a favorite among local sports fans. The NBA can work in the market.
Time will tell if and when LeBron James decides to pull the trigger on the big move. Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world. LeBron sees no reason why there shouldn’t be an NBA team there.
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