- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 18, 2013
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- David Beckham, Features, LeBron James, Miami Expansion, MLS Expansion
If having David Beckham wasn’t enough star power for a potential MLS team in Miami, adding another big name like LeBron James could send this bid over the top.
According to numerous reports on Monday, the Miami Heat star confirmed his interest in joining Beckham’s ownership group for a potential MLS franchise based in Miami. James, arguably the best player in the NBA is currently a minority owner of English Premier League club Liverpool.
“There’s some interest on both sides,” James told the Sun Sentinel. “David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years. I think it would be great for this city to have a football club for sure. There’s interest on both sides but it’s preliminary talks.”
In addition to James, Beckham has previously been reported be in discussions with Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Clure, American Idol creator Simon Fuller, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Beckham has been in Miami recently, touring potential stadium sites and finalizing his ownership group.
If anything, this move would be a brilliant way to get the locals interested in this club, even if it is just down to pure marketing. If this ownership group ends up being Beckham, Clure, James, Fuller and Ross, that is a lot of money and power that should be able to make this thing work in Miami. Once again, it will come down to where they play and if they can get a new stadium built for this team.