LeBron James pushes his agenda of owning an NBA team in Las Vegas

The King has spoken. LeBron James wrapped up his 23-point preseason performance against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday with an important message to NBA commissioner Adam Silver: “I want the team here, Adam. Thank you.”

What the 37-year-old was referring to was what he has been foreshadowing since June on an episode of The Shop: James wants to own an NBA team in Sin City. 

Silver has previously touched on the League expanding in the near future.  “At some point, this League invariably will expand, but it’s not at this moment that we are discussing it,” said the commissioner in June. “Las Vegas, where we will be at our Summer League in July, has shown itself to be a great sports market as well.”

Following the game on Wednesday, James declared Vegas as having the best fanbase in the world. 

“It’s the best fanbase in the world,” said the Lakers star. “I would love to bring a team here at some point. That would be amazing.”

The Lakers will open up their season on Oct.18 against the Golden State Warriors.