LeBron James says he wants to own the NBA team in Las Vegas
LeBron James turns 38 later this year, prompting speculation about the Los Angeles Lakers All-Star future.
James doesn’t seem close to retiring just yet. The four-time NBA champion has shown signs of slowing down since joining the Lakers, missing more games per season than before with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. However, he still recorded 30.3 points per game in 2021-22, the second-highest scoring average of his career, while playing much of his 5 minutes.
Nevertheless, James has been pondering the next chapter of his life, as shown in the teaser for the next episode of “The Shop: Uninterrupted”, his show. In the video, the Lakers forward reveals he wants to own an NBA team in Las Vegas:
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 9, 2022
Rumors of potential NBA expansion have intensified in recent weeks, with claims the league could welcome two new franchises after the current media rights deal expires in 2024. Las Vegas has been mentioned as a destination likely for an expansion team, alongside Seattle.
But before James follows in Michael Jordan’s footsteps and buys an NBA franchise, the Lakers superstar wants to play alongside his son Bronny – saying earlier this year he would do whatever it takes to make it happen .
The James Foundation will open a health center in Akron
James has apparently been busy thinking about his next moves off the basketball court. The striker recently hinted at the upcoming launch of his own podcast.
Additionally, his foundation announced the opening of a community health and wellness center in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio.