Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  20 responses

LeBron James Wants to Own a Team Someday

Well, I guess this is one step towards becoming a global icon. Or something. From the AP: “I would love to be in that position,’ James said. ‘It’s a great position to be able to own a team and be able to put pieces together and make decisions.’ The 25-year-old James, who has made savvy business decisions since joining the league, said he understands the challenges of ownership. ‘It’s definitely a tough job,’ said James, the league’s reigning MVP, who is almost certain to win again. ‘But I love the game and I know talent. If an opportuniy presents itself later on in my life, then I will try.”‘

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  • Ganchan

    Lebron will own the Celtics next week

  • The Philosopher

    @Ganchan: That’s probably what LeBron was alluding to. Ha ha!

  • Rikson

    No suprise: Lebron wants to own the world someday…

  • JHaney

    The “truth” shall set you free. Get it? Celtics in 6.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Be like Mike.

  • Ronald

    Is there going to be an expansion soon? The Alaskan Crabs sounds like a perfect fit.

  • http://www.slamonline.com MooButter

    JHaney: Please explain the nickname “The Truth” to me.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Cosign MooButter; what is there about truth in/about Paul Pierce. Nice player, but ‘The Truth’? Don’t get it.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    You guys must be new school to not know where “The Truth” nickname comes from. Back when Paul Pierce was a rook, a reporter asked Shaq what he thought about him after a game and Shaq said, “Paul Pierce is the truth!” and it stuck. Or at least that’s the story I’ve always heard.

  • BostonBaller

    Mr. Long, they are indeed new school, so much so that they do not recognize a top tier player unless he is a constant ESPN 10 ten play player. The Truth is often a basic thing without flare yet it always seems to come out. The Truth does not hide in darkness as it is consistently shedding light (and defenders). Not a lot of people want the Truth but the Truth be told is always needed. I tell the truth, The Whole truth and nothing but The Truth as told by P Double.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Wow is this guy selfish. Now he’s talking about owning a team? Like he doesn’t already have enough money? Who does he think he is?!

  • http://wrwood1@aol.com WOODY

    He probably thinks he’s a businessman in the basketball business, mulling over possible occupations when he grows up. Just like every other professional who knows they’ll be unemployed before 40. Lebron just thinks bigger.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    I also wish to own a team one day. Can I have my own headline?

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Thanks Brad. And no, not new school. I go way back, but didn’t know this nickname. In my humble opinion, Pierce is a good player, but I stopped paying attention after that hyped ‘Willis Reed’ comeback in the Finals. Having seen the real Willis Reed get back, you would understand.

  • Elias

    Shaq said Paul Pierce is the motherf**king truth.

  • Tredders

    @Teddy-the-Bear: He thinks he’s Micheal Jordan

  • Ronald

    @Gerwin: As much as I hated the whole knee-injury-wheelchair thing that PP did, he does deserve the whole tough image that he exudes. The guy got stabbed and nearly died and still came back to the NBA. 11 knife stabs to the face, neck and back makes a torn thigh muscle seem like a bruise.

  • JoeMaMa

    @Brad: your story is 99% true. Shaq actually said “Paul Pierce is the f*cking truth”, and I don’t think it was in his rookie year, but just a game that he dominated. I said the same thing about PP when he single-handedly beat the Nets one game…when they were good. Know your history, people. Paul Pierce is older now, but in his prime he owned kids. And despite my current annoyance of the Celtics, I think they can beat the Cavs. I mean, Lebron and the funky bunch against a strong veteran Championship team? It’ll go 7.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    @Ronald. You’re right. Gotta agree with that. He came a long way and therefore deserves respect. It’s just that having a tough image is something different than being called ‘The Thruth’. The ’94 Knick all had a tough image, but were they the truth? Nope..

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    BTW, just hope they beat the Cavs.