National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise Miami Heat forward, LeBron James, says talks about investing in David Beckham’s planned Miami Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise are currently ongoing between the pair.
The basketball superstar, who helped the ‘Heat’ retain the NBA title last season, believes a football team would be successful in the city.
Beckham, 38, started nursing the option after ending his playing career at French Ligue one side Paris St Germain last season.
“David has become a good friend of mine,” James told South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “There’s interest on both sides.”
“I think this is a great town for soccer,” James opined of Beckham’s choice of Miami.
“There’s a lot of soccer players, there’s great youth soccer players here and people love the city as well. That definetly would help.”
The 28-year-old four-time NBA MVP already has a minority stake in Premier League club Liverpool as part of a partnership with the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group.
James added that he has become more acquainted to football since becoming associated with Liverpool.
“I’ve grown to the point where I know exactly what’s going on when I’m watching the game,” he added.