HoopsHype MLS rumors

November 18, 2013 Updates

When LeBron James came to the Miami Heat in 2010, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the Big Three. But LeBron may be about to form a new tandem to storm through another sport. James confirmed on Monday that he is interested in exploring partnering with David Beckham to put a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. “There’s some interest on both sides,” James said Monday. “David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years. I think it’d be great for this city to have a football club for sure. So there’s interest on both sides. But it’s preliminary talks but there is an open dialogue.” CBS Miami

July 6, 2012 Updates

Philadelphia 76ers minority owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien are expanding to another sport by reaching an agreement to become co-owners of DC United in Major League Soccer, according to NBA sources familiar with the move. Sources told ESPN.com that Thohir and Levien are poised, pending MLS approval, to become partners next week with longtime DC United owner Will Chang, who also serves on the board of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. ESPN.com

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