LeBron James sets his sights on owning an NBA team in Las Vegas
Currently, there isn’t an NBA franchise in Las Vegas, but there have been multiple reports of the league expanding in the future.
“Las Vegas, where we will be at our Summer League in July, has shown itself to be a great sports market as well,” Silver later added. Currently, the city is the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and, perhaps most significantly for the future of the NBA in the city, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.
Alongside his playing career, the 37-year-old has gathered experience in team ownership as a part-owner of Liverpool FC since 2011 and the Boston Red Sox since 2021.
“I’ve got so much to give to the game. I know what it takes to win at this level. I know talent,” James told reporters in March 2021. “I also know how to run a business as well. And so, that is my goal. My goal is to own an NBA franchise, and it will be sooner than later.”