After years of rooting against the Boston Red Sox as a fan of the Yankees and the Indians, LeBron James’ latest business venture puts him at odds with his current fandom.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that LeBron and his longtime business partner Maverick Carter purchased an ownership stake in Fenway Sports Group which in turn would make them part owners of the Red Sox pending approval from the MLB.
LeBron James to become part owner of Red Sox, both he & Maverick Carter each join Fenway Sports Group as partners, first and only Black partners in FSG history.
FSG also approves $750M investment from RedBird Capital Partners. Deal pending MLB approval.https://t.co/N7gibdlNhs
— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) March 16, 2021
Immediately after news broke of LeBron’s investment in FSG, fans called out the NBA superstar over his history of being a bandwagon baseball fan and rooting for the Red Sox’s rivals before joining the team as a part-owner.
I certainly respect LeBron the basketball player and I guess in this case, the investor.
But good god is he a fraud baseball fan. Dude blatantly supported the Yankees in Cleveland (his home state) during the 2007 ALDS. https://t.co/uvqX3tW14T
— Crooked Numbers (@Crooked_Numbers) March 16, 2021
LeBron blocked me for poking fun at the fact he’s a fraud baseball fan and now he owns part of the Red Sox 😂 https://t.co/l7VFmBem5w
— Jake Asman (@JakeAsman) March 16, 2021
LeBron: Huge Yankees Fan.
Also LeBron: Becomes part owner of the Boston Red Sox.
This dude is the fakest athlete of all time. pic.twitter.com/6sihtRm2Qs
— Robert J Pfeifer (@RobertJPfeifer) March 16, 2021
⏪: LeBron James, the newest part-owner of the Boston Red Sox, showing up to the TD Garden in a Yankees cap last year pic.twitter.com/fLAUbkSiRL
— 𝕂𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕚 𝔸. 𝕃𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕤 (@KwaniALunis) March 16, 2021
In my lifetime, LeBron has rooted for the…
• I*dians (but only when they were good)
• Red Sox
He also grew up a Cowboys and Bulls fan. In hindsight, I never should've been so surprised that he went to Miami.
— Michael (@EchaisInErais) March 16, 2021
So LeBron goes to Indians games wearing an Indians jersey (hometown team), has been seen wearing a Yankees hat on occasion (basic) and is now a part owner of the Boston Red Sox… he seems confused https://t.co/xFMxDVQfxT
— Take A Pitch: The Podcast (@TakeAPitch) March 16, 2021
Lebron been a Yankees fan forever now he’s part owner of the Red Sox? He gotta be the most wishy washy “fan” ever. (Aside from his fans lmao)
— Sesshōmaru (@ThaHighestSteph) March 16, 2021
07' yankee fan LeBron James, became 17' Indians fan LeBron James, becomes 21' Red Sox owner LeBron James. LeBron is doing MLB "Inception."
— Bryan Fraley Jr (@bryan_fraley) March 16, 2021