Maverick Carter tells ESPN LeBron would be interested in buying Cavs

Comments came during interview prior to Lakers, Cavs game

Daryl Ruiter
November 21, 2018 - 10:11 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – LeBron James, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Maybe it’s not as far fetched as some might think.

If the Cavaliers ever came for sale, James would consider buying the franchise according to James’ agent and business partner Maverick Carter, who made the revelation during an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols prior to James facing his old team Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

“I think if this team was up for sale he’d definitely be one of the people who’d look at buying it, for sure,” Carter told Nichols.

James will have to retire first since NBA rules prevent active players from owning teams, and he's a long way from that.

The question from Nichols came as a follow up to Carter’s response to her question about whether a James statue will be erected outside of Quicken Loans Arena someday.

“I don’t know, Carter said. “I think that LeBron is so focused still on playing as you all can see. He doesn’t really talk about things like that. He talks about the next game, the last game, what’s the season ahead. He hasn’t started to look back at all, not one bit.

“Every now and again he’s started to utter, ‘When I’m done playing I’m going to do this’ or ‘when I’m done playing I want to buy a team’ or ‘when I’m done playing I’d like to own,’ but he really doesn’t talk about things like that so I don’t know. Maybe they will maybe they won’t. You never know. Depends who’s the owner at that time and how they feel.”