LeBron James is a billionaire and basketball player extraordinaire. Put both together and you could not blame the man for saying that he wants his own NBA team, and he wants to own one in Las Vegas. LeBron James is the first active player in the NBA to have a net worth of $1 billion. The 4-time NBA champ wants to bet in Vegas, but he’s much rather spend his money in having an NBA franchise. What a time to be in sports, and you should start learning how to be a bookie if you want to cash in on basketball betting.
And back to bookie PPH favorite LeBron James, who, in his HBO show The Shop, says that he wants to own an NBA team. Currently, James is under contract with the Lakers for the 2022-2023 season. After which he will become a free agent. Will he continue to play, and follow through with his dream to play side by side with his son? Or will he instead try out owning a professional sports team?
LeBron James Wants an NBA Team
Its not as if this will be James’ first foray into owning a sports team. The 37-year-old superstar is part owner of the Boston Red Sox. This was made possible by him joining Fenway Sports Group as a partner. The FSG also owns Liverpool, the football club playing in the English Premier League. You can make money off these teams, maybe not as owner, but as a bookie. Here are some bookie pay per head reviews to get your started.
Could James’ feelers to owning a new team be possible? The NBA’s last expansion was back in 2004, adding the Charlotte Bobcats, later called the Charlotte Hornets, as the 30th team in the league. Meanwhile, the latest team to be sold was the Minnesota Timberwolves, who were sold for $1.5 billion back in 2021. In recent interviews, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also said that there are no current plans for expansion. But given James’ drive to get what he wants, time will tell how long the NBA will be singing the same tune.