clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

LeBron James is interested in owning the Cleveland Cavaliers

It all depends on Dan Gilbert’s willingness to sell.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

New York Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

What LeBron James is going to do in the future will always be a point of interest for people. Whether it be his choices as a free agent, business ventures, or his career beyond his playing days, there will always be speculation surrounding him as a result of his status and influence.

While many have speculated that LeBron is on the verge of distancing himself from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, in an interview with Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, he expressed his interest in owning an NBA team. Specifically, the Cleveland Cavaliers:

"To be an owner of any team would be crazy.

If this thing opened up and I’m in a position financially, and I've got the right team around me, obviously. But who's to say Dan will (sell)? I've always kept it just player/owner at this point. I guess once I come down to that point, if the conversation needed to be had, I'll have it. But I don't have it right now."

It would be fascinating to see what the Cavs would look like with LeBron as their owner. It seems inevitable that there would be implications of him being meddlesome as an owner, given the perceptions that have followed him as a player. Although it’s unclear whether or not there would be rumors of him leaving to own a different team every summer.

As LeBron pointed out, it's unclear whether or not Dan Gilbert would ever have interest in selling the Cavaliers. At least in a time frame that would make a sale to LeBron feasible. But it's hard to imagine a owner that would go over better with the fan base, should this hypothetical ever become reality.