Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James revealed Wednesday his goal after his playing career is to own an NBA team, as he told UNINTERRUPTED’s Open Run podcast

James broke down his reasoning for wanting to hold such a position and why he would be good at the job:
I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique. I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game. I would love to be a part of a franchise—if not at the top. … 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. 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. The chemistry, what type of guy he is, his work ethic, his passion, the basketball IQ side of things. Because talent only goes so far.
James wouldn’t be the first NBA superstar to take on a major role with a professional franchise. 
Michael Jordan is currently the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Larry Bird is the president of the Indiana Pacers. Isiah Thomas is the team president of the New York Liberty. And Magic Johnson is part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ and Los Angeles Sparks’ ownership group.
Of course, James’ post-basketball career should still be a few years down the line. After leading the Cavaliers to the organization’s first title this past season, he agreed to a three-year, $100 million contract last Friday with a player option for the third year.
He showed little sign of slowing down, even at 31, averaging 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.4 steals during the regular season and 26.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game during the postseason.
He’s now played in six straight NBA Finals and seven overall, winning three titles. His physical talent has always been immense, but James has also been defined by his ability to both make his teammates better and put them on his back when necessary. Few players have a higher basketball IQ, so it isn’t difficult to see him in a front-office capacity in the future.
Surely, NBA teams will be lining up to work with James once he calls it quits. Like Jordan before him, it would hardly be surprising to see him one day own an NBA team.

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