LeBron James secured his place in the discussion of the greatest of all-time this summer when he almost single-handedly drove the Cleveland Cavaliers from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors to their first ever championship.
At 31-years-old, King James is far from done and has plenty of time left on the hardwood. The small forward recently signed a three-year, $100 million extension with the Cavs and has got his heart set on stopping the new 'super team' in Oakland from regaining the title.
However, LeBron isn't foolish enough to think he will grace the floor forever. The Akron, Ohio-native is already thinking about life after his playing career, but that doesn't necessarily mean life after basketball.
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The three-time NBA champion believes he would be the good head of an organisation in the NBA and his dream is to one day own a franchise.
"I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique," James said, appearing as a guest on the "Open Run" podcast. "I would love to continue to give my knowledge to the game. I would love to be a part of a franchise - if not at the top. My dream is to actually own a team. I don't need to [be] fully hands-on. If I'm fortunate enough to own a team, then I'm going to hire the best GM and president that I can.
"But I feel like I got a good eye for not only talent, because we all see a lot of talent, but the things that make the talent. The chemistry, what type of guy he is, his work ethic, his passion, the basketball I.Q. side of things. Because talent only goes so far."
LeBron certainly has plenty of money. By the end of the contract he just signed, he will have earned $270 million during his NBA career. He also inked a lifetime contract extension with Nike last year worth more than $1 billion and his annual income from endorsements - Nike included - total over $50 million a year, according to Forbes.
What young player wouldn't want to play for LeBron? Michael Jordan has found out in recent years that being one of the greatest of all-time and running a franchise are two totally different things.