Sometimes the best ideas for a column surface when breaking bread among friends. Such is the case with this farfetched, albeit tasty scenario.
Recently, LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter purchased 2% of Fenway Sports Group, meaning they now own 2% of the Boston Red Sox.
In my detailed plot, James plays with the Lakers through 2022-23, his 20th season. During that period the “King” wins another title giving him five, one short of equaling Michael Jordan’s six.
In the summer of 2023, approaching 39 years old, LeBron will be a free agent. As we have seen before, James is not averse to moving cross country to revitalize a franchise. At that point, James would trade his purple and gold silks for the green and white of the … Boston Celtics.
Currently, the Lakers and Celtics are tied with 17 championships each. If LeBron delivers another title to Tinseltown, he could finish his career alongside Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and add to his title total.
To match his number, James could play three seasons in Boston giving him a 23-year career. The Celtics’ number 23 hangs in the rafters in honor of Frank Ramsey. I’m sure the Celtics would make proper accommodations to let James wear 23.
Imagine LeBron winning a title with the Celtics, leaving Los Angeles and Boston tied with 18 championships? That would leave James with that magical six championships. The #GOAT debate would be over. Although, I for one believe LeBron is already greater than Jordan.
Is this a column from a crazy man? Maybe. But, did you ever think Tom Brady would lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory at 43 years old.
As former Celtic great Kevin Garnett once famously said, “Anything’s possible”.
John Sapochetti is co-host of three podcasts heard on Full Press Radio:
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