Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is now a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox through an investment in Fenway Sports Group (FSG):
LeBron James has become a partner in the Fenway Sports Group, making him a part owner of the Boston Red Sox, first reported by the Boston Globe and confirmed by ESPN. pic.twitter.com/Yo0BJTlAYd
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 16, 2021
The deal, which needs MLB approval, would make James and his business partner Maverick Carter the first two Black partners in FSG’s history:
LeBron confirms he's becoming a partner of FSG and buying a part of the Red Sox: "For me and my partner Maverick to be the first two Black men to be a part of that ownership group, it’s pretty damn cool. It gives people who look like me hope and inspiration that it can be done."
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 17, 2021
But Bartstool’s Dave Portnoy has a question for Yankee-fan LeBron: “How long till our new owner does this at a Red Sox game?”
(Click on the photo to enlarge it and see LeBron tipping his Yankee cap “at a home Indians game when he was on the Cavs and is from Cleveland):
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 16, 2021
He has a point. LeBron, at the very least, is going to need a different hat:
— njdotcom (@njdotcom) March 17, 2021
It’s in the team’s best interest to recruit a Yankee fan as an owner?
He has ties to Cleveland. He's been known to sport a Yankees cap. But LeBron James is set to become a part-owner of … the Red Sox?
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) March 17, 2021
If you say so. . .