LeBron James is arguably the best NBA player of this generation. He’s a four-time MVP who now has two championship titles. At the age of 31, he’s already leading the league in triple doubles. He’s also closing in on Michael Jordan’s scoring record.
Despite all he has achieved at this point in his career, he still feels he’s chasing a ghost who used to play in Chicago, as reported by ESPN. It’s his motivation, his drive to be the best.
Will he ever surpass Michael Jordan’s legacy and be the best ever?
Not only does LeBron James want to beat Jordan as a player, but according to a report by AOL, he dreams of following the GOAT’s path as an NBA team owner too.
“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.” James said.
After Michael Jordan’s third and final retirement he went on to become the director of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards, investing on motor sports and promoting his clothing line before venturing on to the Charlotte Bobcats ownership.
LeBron James was previously rumored to have entertained the idea of playing alongside former teammate and friend Dwyane Wade in the future. Both players had showed good chemistry back in the day as members of the Miami Heat.
Knowing that LeBron and Dwyane Wade looked up to Michael Jordan before becoming NBA stars themselves, it can’t be ruled out that they may someday ride out their careers living their dreams together with the Chicago Bulls.
For now James is on the right track to beat Jordan’s record, and playing with a talented player in the same team such as Wade in the future is something that could be very beneficial to him as it would ease up on the defensive focus.
Financially, with his current salary standards and partnering with the right sponsors he may eventually get to buy his own team.
Could he possibly want to buy the Chicago Bulls someday?
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