When Lebron James retires from the NBA, the champion actually has no intention on leaving the NBA. Allow us to explain.
During a recent podcast interview with Uninterrupted’s “Open Run,” the Cleveland Cavaliers player revealed he wants to own his own team.
“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,” he said. “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.”
He added, “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.”
According to reports, there are rumors that James would be interested in buying the Cavs, which is valued at around $1.1 billion.
LeBron also opened up about his thoughts on NBA teams having a mega squad — without specifically referencing The Warriors. “You look at Fortune 500 companies, and you look at great CEOs — they don’t go hire a CFO that’s 50th on the chain,” he said. “They go hire the No. 1 guy. They go hire the No. 1 guy. It’s like, they all go hire the best guys because, listen, they know those guys are going to help them be successful. It’s different how it’s portrayed in our sport, which is fine, because I love the competition.”
If all plans out accordingly, LeBron wouldn’t be the only former superstar taking on his own team. Michael Jordan owned a small portion of the Charlotte Bobcats after the 2005-06 season. In March 2010, he became the NBA’s first African-American majority owner (and the only former NBA player to own a franchise).
Former Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal is also the minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, sharing less than 5% of the team.
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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