LeBron James is an NBA champion, a billionaire, a movie star, and a mogul. He could do anything he wants with his time and energy and no one would blame him for stepping away from the limelight during the offseason to recharge after a miserable Los Angeles Lakers season.
Naturally, he’s going to do a podcast instead.
At least, that’s what King James implied over the weekend with a tweet.
Jumping on someone podcast soon. Maybe my own 🤔
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 6, 2022
As for what this podcast is, who else will be on it, and what network it will be part of, that all remains to be seen. But we can all certainly agree that the world needs more podcasts from rich dudes, and so it shall be done.
Plenty of James’s peers are currently broadcasting and he’s probably seeing how successful they’ve been. Given his stature and the gravitational pull that comes with his name, he certainly sees the potential available for a show in which he shares his thoughts on topics such as politics, Donald Trump, and Taco Tuesday.
Whether this ends up being a worthwhile listen or just another vanity podcast remains to be seen, but the sports world certainly had some interesting reactions to the news that LeBron wants to be the next Marc Maron.
Tired: Bob Cousy played against plumbers
Wired: Steph Curry played against podcasters https://t.co/xHQ2Lw3DJE
— Pablo Torre (@PabloTorre) June 6, 2022
NFL Stock Exchange with LeBron James https://t.co/krFxaSZydR
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) June 6, 2022
Doughboys — Blaze Pizza 2 feat. LeBron James and Bugmane https://t.co/6la52xYhfL
— Jesse (@RequiemArm) June 6, 2022
I mean bron I know you got some things that need to be said 😈🤟🏿 https://t.co/0ib3PCWUmX
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) June 6, 2022
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) June 6, 2022
Lebron be losing his mind when the attention ain’t all on him. Bruh announcing a podcast in the 4th of a finals game.
— Agave Blame (@blame_two) June 6, 2022