With rumors abuzz that former soccer star David Beckham is interested in fronting a group to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami, he might have a partner in LeBron James if he can get the expansion bid.
Check out the below tweet from Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald which mentions LeBron’s interest in bringing professional soccer to south beach:
LeBron has had preliminary talks with David Beckham about MLS Miami but says he’s not sure yet if Miami will land a team.
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) November 18, 2013
In the same breath, check out the below quote that James had earlier in the month when he met with Beckham:
“It is excellent news for Miami that he chose us,” James said earlier this month when news broke that Beckham would seek a franchise in Miami. “I met him when he came to watch the Heat play. He seems (to be) a cool guy so I’d like to get to know him more.”
Owning a soccer club would be nothing new for LeBron since he already owns a stake in the Premier League’s Liverpool and the below video from a few years back show LeBron touring the Liverpool facilities for the first time:
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