Los Angeles Lakers Forward LeBron James poured in 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 12 assists in the team’s win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. His performance earned him the 99th triple-double of his illustrious career. However, his performance against Karl-Anthony Towns and company may not have been his most impressive accomplishment yesterday.
LeBron James and his business partner, Maverick Carter, have officially become partners of the Fenway Sports Group. Through this partnership, James and Carter will own portions of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Roush Fenway Racing and the sports network, NESN. The two are also the first Black part-owners of the Boston Red Sox in franchise history.
This partnership also moves him one step closer to his ultimate goal, owning an NBA team. Over the last few years, he has been open about his desire to own a team once he retires.
“I believe if I wanted to, I could own a team or be part of a basketball team. I know I got so much knowledge of the game that I don’t want to, once I stop playing — I just [do not] want to get away from the game,” he said in 2019.
“Think I’m gone put together an ownership group for The Dream,” he wrote on social media after it was reported that the Atlanta Dream were up for sale.
Current NBA rules prevent active players from owning teams, but former NBA stars like Michael Jordan have shown that it is possible to do so during retirement. The question then becomes, when will LeBron James retire? That is a question that no one knows the answer to.