Source: Zach Harper, CBS Sports
The best player in the NBA is also becoming one of the richest athletes we’ve ever seen as he markets himself into many different walks of life, much like Michael Jordan did decades ago. When his playing career is over, his business career could just be taking off, despite already earning hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements and business ventures.
LeBron already owns part of the English Premier League’s Liverpool FC and is interested in joining international superstar David Beckham in bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami, Florida. From CBS Miami:
James confirmed on Monday that he is interested in exploring partnering with David Beckham to put a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.
Beckham has been looking for a home to a new team and hopes to have a decision by the end of the year. He’s reportedly zeroed in on Miami and was in town last week to look at Marlins Park and FIU’s football stadium as possible temporary homes for the new team.
MLS would want the city/county/ownership to build a new soccer-only stadium if a franchise is awarded to Beckham and Miami.
As LeBron diversifies his business portfolio, investing in more ownership deals around the Miami area will certainly be analyzed as whether or not that means he stays with the Heat.