LeBron James and David Beckham Bringing Soccer to Miami?

By Andrew Fisher
Lebron and Beckham
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LeBron James hasn’t entered the business man portion of his life yet, but you can rest assured it will happen before too long. The King has plenty of years left on the court, but it looks like he’s already thinking about the future and what he could possibly invest in. The product James is considering? Soccer.

The NBA‘s MVP is currently talking with David Beckham about bringing an MLS franchise to Miami. Here’s what James had to say on the idea:

“There’s some interest in both sides. David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years, and I think it would be great for this city to have a football club for sure… The research is still being made out, but I think it can be huge. But you never know. I think this is a great town for soccer. There are a lot of soccer players here. There is a lot of great youth soccer here.”

So as of now, this idea of an MLS team in Miami is just that, an idea. However, it’s not the worst idea I’ve ever heard. As much as I don’t want to admit it, soccer is a growing sport in this country. 20 years from now, it could easily be a major sport in America. If ever there was a time to invest and put the sport in a new city, now would be that time.

The combo of James and Beckham is also a good one to take this venture on. They both have enough money to throw around and you’d think Beckham’s experience in the soccer world would be a huge asset to the whole deal. We’ll have to see how this pans out, but the chances of bringing MLS to South Beach seem pretty good at this moment.


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