"I’m going to hire the best GM and president that I can."
At 31 years old, LeBron James still has plenty of gas left in the tank but he's already plotting on his next move once he hangs 'em up for good. And just like Michael Jordan, LBJ has big dreams of owning his own NBA team one day.
He won't be like the Jerry Jones of the NBA though; LeBron prefers a more hands-off approach.
According to Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, LeBron spoke about his dream to own a team as part of UnInterrupted's new podcast "Open Run":
“I feel like my brain as far as the game of basketball is unique and I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game,” James said. “And I would love to be a part of a franchise, if not at the top. My dream is to actually own a team and I don’t need to have 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 have a feel like I have 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.”
Watch your ass, Dan Gilbert!
LeBron spoke about plenty more in the 90-minute podcast including a breakdown of the dramatic NBA Finals and which all-time NBA team he'd most like to play for; not MJ's Bulls, but the '85 Lakers.
Check it out in full right here.