LeBron James is without question the top player in NBA when it comes to matters on the court. But now it seems that James is considering taking the role of the player in the NBA when it comes to matters off the court as well.
According to Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports, yes that Jason Whitlock, James is considering running for President of the NBA Players’ association.
Current president Derek Fisher’s term end this summer, and seeing as though many players were unhappy with the way Fisher represented them in the lockout, it’s unlikely he’ll get re-elected. So the door is open for James to take the reins, but Whitlock cautions that it’s unlikely that James will ultimately make the run.
“It’s something he has talked about with a small group of people,” a source with close ties to James told FOXSports.com on Wednesday. “He was very vocal at the meeting during the All-Star Weekend about the need for the union to dramatically change. There is a new executive director coming in and new commissioner. He recognizes that this is the time for the union to change.”
The source close to James cautioned that he thinks it’s “unlikely” the Miami Heat superstar will decide to seek the presidency.
“LeBron doesn’t do anything halfway and he has serious concerns about whether he has the time he knows the job requires,” the source said. “The demands on LeBron’s time are already substantial. Whether it’s formally or informally, LeBron has strong opinions on the future of the union and will be very active in the rebuilding process.”
From the players’ perspective, having the top player in your sport representing you is never a bad thing. But as the source told Whitlock, would James even have the time to do the job as well as he and other players would want?