His Lakers visit to Las Vegas, we could expect this kind of statement. And after the game against the Suns, LeBron James reaffirmed his desire to see an NBA franchise established in Nevada. He did this by speaking directly to the “commissioner”, Adam Silver.
« I know Adam is in Abu Dhabi (note: for a preseason game between Bucks and Hawks) right now. But he probably watches all the NBA player interviews and transcripts. So I want the team here, Adam. Thanks “, he claimed, remaining very serious.
His speech will surprise no one. Last June, he had already mentioned his plan to eventually become the owner of an NBA franchise. And not just anywhere: I want to own a team. I want to buy a team, that’s for sure. I’d rather own a team before I speak, but I want a team in Vegas. »
Asked about the subject at the time, Adam Silver confided that the league would inevitably grow, and that Las Vegas had many assets, just like Seattle.
« These are wonderful markets. We were in Seattle. I’m sorry we’re not here anymore. We have a WNBA team in Seattle in a nearly new venue that is doing great. And Las Vegas, where we’ll be during our Summer League in July, has proven to be a great sports market as well. “, he had declared.
After his good outing yesterday at 23 points, the “King” even felt that the gambling capital had ” the best fan community in the world ». « I would love to bring a team here at some point, that would be great ».