It has been almost two years since it was reported that LeBron James and Maverick Carter, his longtime friend and business partner, had become minority shareholders in the Fenway Sports Group, which is the parent company of the Boston Red Sox.
According to information provided by The Boston Globe, James and Carter were the first two Black proprietors in FSG.
Because James has accomplished so many incredible things in his profession and throughout his life, this purchase is not particularly high on the priority list.
Paul characterized this process as “breaking down the boundaries. You’re referring about a game that used to have restrictions, right? Because of players like Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente, many fans refused to watch or participate in baseball games. The Negros required their own own league in order for us to be able to own and represent them in that particular commercial field. It’s evidence that we’re not resting on our laurels and that we’re constantly pushing ourselves to improve.”
Paul made it abundantly apparent that James’ investment was merely the starting point. There is a strong likelihood that James will make an offer to purchase an NBA team.
James has made it quite obvious that he is interested in owning a club in the Las Vegas area. It would be silly to question anything James says, even though I have no idea if that scenario would play out.
The fact that James could become an owner would bring about significant change for one very important reason. It would demonstrate to individuals of color that one can achieve one’s goals. If a youngster from Akron, Ohio, was able to accomplish it, then so could they.
This demonstrates the power that LeBron James possesses.