Ringer's Bill Simmons said he thinks LeBron James and Fenway Sports Group will look to buy an expansion team in Las Vegas.
There was always endless speculation as to whether the NBA would consider adding expansion teams to the league, with Seattle being brought up on numerous occasions.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons revealed on his recent Bill Simmons podcast that he has received "information" that the NBA is considering adding expansion teams with Seattle and Las Vegas. Simmons went on to say that he's heard Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Fenway Sports Group are worth watching in Las Vegas.
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That James owns an NBA franchise isn't exactly a shock. Last March, his goal was to own an NBA team after his official retirement.
Fenway Sports Group owns a variety of professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool F.C. and more recently the Pittsburgh Penguins. James is a partner in the ownership group.
James is currently in his 37-year-old season, his fourth with the Lakers. That year, James averaged 29.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 51.9 percent from the field in 43 games. The Lakers hold a 27-33 record and are ninth in the Western Conference as of Monday, February 28.
Simmons announced that Fenway Sports Group wanted to own an NBA expansion team, but the league has since denied it.