June 9 – Four-times NBA champion LeBron James is ready to bet big on Las Vegas, with ambitions of installing a National Basketball Association franchise in Sin City.
“I wanna own a team,” James said in a clip from his HBO television show “The Shop” that circulated on social media on Thursday. “I want a team in Vegas.”
The episode is expected to air on Friday.
The 37-year-old James is under contract with the Lakers through the 2022-23 season, after which he will become a free agent, though he has already begun to test the waters of professional team ownership.
In March 2021, the 18-times All-Star became a part owner of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Boston Red Sox, after he joined Fenway Sports Group (FSG) as a partner.
FSG also owns English Premier League soccer club Liverpool.