LeBron James has turned a slice of Blaze Pizza into roughly a $35 million stake.
According to ESPN, James, along with his business partner and financial adviser made an investment in the pizza chain for less than $1 million in 2012. James’ nearly 10-percent stake in the company is now worth $35 million to $40 million thanks in part to James becoming a Blaze Pizza spokesman in 2015.
For James, success breeds success outside of the sports world as well. The fast-casual chain Blaze Pizza is one of the fastest growing food chains in North America.
Not only did James decide to join the Twitterverse and completely ignore the Kyrie craziness, but he also doesn’t plan to intervene in trade discussions. Windhorst reported James will leave that job to the Cavs front office and owner Dan Gilbert: James has expressed to the team that he is focused on his offseason workout regimen and is planning to report to training camp with the intention of leading his teammates to a fourth consecutive Finals — no matter who those teammates are.
What does the other member of Cleveland’s Big Three think about all of this drama? It turns out Kevin Love might be even less concerned than James.
Did you notice how Love used the word peculiar in that tweet? Probably not a coincidence considering Irving said the Cavs were in a peculiar place this offseason. If nothing else, these Cavs provide plenty of entertainment.
As for Irving, he’s overseas touring around Asia for Nike Basketball. Yeah, don’t think he’s going to address this stuff any time soon.