CHARLOTTE, NC – After hosting Jordan's all-star weekend as the only former player to own a NBA team, LeBron James said that owning the team is a goal when he finishes the game but not his unique focus.
"It's not that it's exhilarating for me, and I do not think about it every day," James said when asked about the NBA's All-Star All-Star Media Availability meeting on Saturday , 19659002] It was a step back from his most recent statement to The Athletic on the subject when James said, "No, maybe not, I'll do that …"
"I've been asking a question and um, me I responded to how I felt at the time, "said James on Saturday. "I think if I wanted, I could own a team or be part of a basketball team, I know, I have so much knowledge about the game that I do not want to, so if I stop playing, I just want [do not]
"Of course I will be with my sons because they are going to play the game ̵
When LeBron James prepares for an All-Star match in London Michael Jordan's city, we look back on what the two have said about each other since their first meeting in 2001.
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James has a net worth of more than $ 450 million, according to Forbes, while the average NBA team is $ 1.9 billion This number is only increasing as the league continues to find new sources of revenue both domestically and domestically all over the world.
Aside from procuring enough capital to jump into the ownership pool, said James said there had to be other parts of the puzzle that would have to come together first.
"It would have to be the right solution. It would have to be the right city. It would have to be the right situation, "James said. It's not like it's a dream of mine. It is more of a claim. See if it happens. If that is not the case, I will not be disappointed with what I did on the floor. We'll see what happens.
"I have a lot more play to play in. I have a lot, a lot of years to play this game and to be in a Lakers uniform Once we have reached this point, we are crossing this way, hopefully I can sit here long and answer questions. "
While James distances himself somewhat from the tracks of Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, he is, of course, about Jordan's place on the all-time scoring list sometime after the All -Star break to overtake.
James is currently number 5 on the all-time list with 32,082 points, just 210 points behind number 4 Jordan (32,292).
"It's hard to talk about the future, you know how I am, somehow I'm living right now," James said about the upcoming achievement. "When that moment arrives, I'll be able to think about it, how long I think about it, probably pretty fast, you know how I am with it."
"One thing I can tell you anytime I'm mentioned with one of the greats, though not the biggest one that has ever played this game, it's crazy to me. It's really. It's crazy for me to talk to some of the big ones. They talk about MJ, to which I looked up and always thought it was the greatest. It's just cool and I have no idea how I did it.
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Jordan starred in 14 All Star plays James on Sunday for the 15th time as he hears comparisons for years – inviting some by wearing # 23 and looking openly for Pinesen GOAT status – James sees the big wheel spin while Zion Williamson is compared to the Duke sensation.
"I think the comparison thing will never stop, and I think it's great for the game," James said, always making comparisons – & # 39; Which player remembers This guy is similar to this guy I've never had a nose up or had nothing to say to me and Zion and Zion compared to me I think it's great I think it's great for the game His spor we all see each other. His ability to jump well beyond the 10-foot edge is incredible. I think what's incredible is his size, his speed, his agility, his speed. And I think he's just a great kid.
James spoke as fiercely about former teammate Kyrie Irving. The Boston Celtics star, who teamed up with James to win the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA title, recently told reporters that he had called James this season to apologize for the collapse of the partnership.
"I think I've always loved Kyrie before I met him until I became his teammate." James said, "So the phone call, more than for me, I'm just thinking to see its growth. .. It needs a real man and a real person – and a real person to understand who they are – to be able to call or do something and be able to see or believe their missteps they have misjudged, and then be able to deal with it and then either apologize or say that: & # 39; At this time and time, I thought I was prepared for something, but it really was me not. "
" … I really do not want to talk too much about it because it's not for everyone. I love Kyrie. I love everything about Kyrie. "
James touched on various topics during the 20-minute media rush, including:
* He supported Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid after their collusion suits the NFL on Friday
" I'm standing by Kaep Feeling like he was talking to Kaep, "James said," I feel what he's talking about, no one wanted to hear it, no one really wanted to understand where it came from, and I think anyone who sacrifices their livelihood for the benefit of us all can And he did that.
"You have a man who has essentially lost his job because he wanted to work for something more than just for him. I am pleased that the message appears that he has won his suit. I hope it's a hell of a lot of money that not only can put him up, but also set up his grandchildren for the rest of their lives, and I hope the word of what he did in American history, but History will continue to live in the world, because it is important for all of us – not just for African Americans, but for anyone who wants to do something more important than for them. "
* Laura Ingrahams' One-Year Jubilee" Shut Up and Dribble "Comments:" I think you have to appreciate everything in life, whether it's good or bad. … I knew at that moment that I was bigger than just basketball and I had to say something. Because it was not just me. It was about us all. It would be [like] that you guys tell them to shut up and just write. And you have no platform. Or just be quiet and be a doctor. Or shut up and be a lawyer. Just be quiet and be a teacher. Shut up and do whatever your job is. And I just think that's unfair to all of us because we're so much more than what our professions say or what our name says. So that I can have this platform, as I did a year ago, and if I could have that feeling all over my body, when I heard that, I think it resonated not only with me but with a lot of people they can feel like they can be more.
"As I said, I have thanked for this moment and we should all thank her, as I said, you must appreciate everything that comes, whether it's good or bad, because it helps you too learning, it helps you to become better, who you are, it helps you to better understand who you are, or to understand more about the situation at this time and at this time I am always grateful, not only for the good but also for the evil I've noticed since my trip. "
* He thought of his last chance to divide the court on Sunday with Dwyane Wade. 19659031] "Every time I spend with him this weekend is always appreciated and it's great," James said. "I mean, we've been together for almost 17 years since we met in the combine harvester in Chicago in 2003. And from that moment on, all we knew was that we'd be together for a long time and it did not stop there, from me as a competitor, from It's really much more than just basketball when it comes to me and D-Wade because we can actually look at each other and know what the other one is thinking and doing know how he feels in our lives at certain times and times.
"So being here and being able to vote for him Part of the LeBron team to be here for him this weekend , it's obviously a bittersweet moment. The bitterness that this was his last weekend when he was on the All-Star weekend and knew that his journey as a basketball player was coming to an end. But the sweet moment is that we have so much more life to live together and we will continue that. "