CLEVELAND – LeBron James is committed to Cleveland, signing a 3-year, $100 million contract just last week.
On Wednesday, he said he’s committed to the NBA as well, and one day he hopes to own a team.
He spoke about his future goals during the ‘Open Run’ podcast on the multimedia platform “Uninterrupted,” a company that he co-founded.
“I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game. I would love to be a part of a franchise — if not at the top. My dream is to actually own a team. I don’t need to [be] fully hands-on. If I’m fortunate enough to own a team, then I’m going to hire the best GM and president that I can. But I feel like I got a good eye for not only talent, because we all see a lot of talent, but the things that make the talent. The chemistry, what type of guy he is, his work ethic, his passion, the basketball I.Q. side of things. Because talent only goes so far.”
The only former NBA player that owns part of an NBA team? Michael Jordan.
And LeBron knows he and Jordan will always be compared.
“But it does creep into the mind. I am a guy who is a perfectionist and wants to be the greatest of all time. So that creeps into my mind, but not where it oversteps what the main thing is.”
You can listen to the entire podcast below.