“I would say Kevin Durant wouldn’t have even thought of going to Golden State”

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NBA and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has drawn comparisons to many iconic athletes during his career and the latest seems to be NFL superstar Tom Brady.

On Fox Sports morning show First Things First, sports media personality Chris Broussard drew comparisons between the two sports icons, with Tom Brady recently announcing his retirement. Broussard argued that LeBron had more impact than Brady when it came to player empowerment.

“I would say Kevin Durant wouldn’t have even thought of going to Golden State, which changed NBA history. Anthony Davis doesn’t go to the Lakers, James Harden doesn’t go to Brooklyn if LeBron doesn’t started player empowerment by going to Miami from Cleveland.”

James’ move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat drew a lot of condemnation from people in the NBA. But it paved the way for superstars to control their own destiny and seek to move whenever they wanted.

More recently, Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder was one of the most lambasted moves in league history, as it completely changed the outlook for the NBA and made the Warriors championship favorites.


LeBron James and his adventures off the court

Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbroook
Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbroook

LeBron James has built a business empire with numerous off-court business ventures. Over the years, he has signed major deals with companies like Audemars Piguet, Coca-Cola and Beats by Dr. Dre.

James is the face of Nike basketball and has reportedly signed a billion dollar deal with the company, joining Michael Jordan and Cristiano Ronaldo as one of three players to sign such a deal. His signature Nike shoe line has done extremely well. Over the years, James has proven to be one of the most marketable athletes of all time.

In March, James acquired a stake in Fenway Sports Group, making him part owner of teams like Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox.

James owns a production company called SpringHill Entertainment with his business partner Maverick Carter, producing films and documentaries.

Along with his business ventures, James has also shown off his acting talent, once making an appearance on HBO’s hit show ‘Entourage’. James also appeared on the big screen, taking on one of his first major supporting roles in the 2015 film “Trainwreck.” James played himself in the film with his performance receiving decent reviews.

Last year, LeBron James starred in the movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, in which he played the lead role. The movie did pretty well at the box office, considering it was a sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1990s “Space Jam.”

One of James’ biggest business successes was his investment in the tequila company Lobos 1707. It has been reported that James, as an angel investor, enjoyed excellent returns on this investment.

Besides all this, LeBron James has started various non-profit organizations. Whose leader is the LeBron James Family Foundation, based in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The foundation is responsible for many impactful community engagement and enrichment projects throughout the city.

James, who is an activist himself, has also been a strong supporter of close friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade in his community activism efforts at Parkland.

James has made various donations, taken numerous social justice positions, and used his platform to promote powerful causes such as the Black Lives Matter movement.


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