LeBron James says he hopes to own team in Las Vegas

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.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers

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.

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