People always make jokes about LeBron James being the GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but can you imagine if he actually became a franchise owner? Rumors have came out before of Warren Buffett and him possibly teaming up to buy the Cavs one day.

LeBron was asked about wanting to own a NBA franchise, and he definitely has aspirations for it after retirement. 
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James once again confirmed his plans to one day be an NBA owner, according to Ken Berger of The Athletic. “I will own a team someday,” James told Berger. “That’s my next thing.”

He added: “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.” James also noted that he would continue to work with his current business partners, Maverick Carter and Randy Mims, along with agent Rich Paul, were he to own a team.

It isn’t the first time James has spoken about his future ownership plans. In Aug. 2016, he told the Uninterrupted podcast Open Run about his desire to one day hold a front-office position (h/t Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com):

“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.”
LeBron the owner would definitely be something to see. Hopefully he owns the Cavs or a team that it's in the same division as the Charlotte Hornets (fueling the Michael Jordan comparisons even more). 


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