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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James gestures after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t for sale. 

But if Dan Gilbert ever makes the franchise available to the highest bidder, LeBron James could be interested in buying the team that drafted him first overall in 2003. 

“To be an owner of any team would be crazy,” James told The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd (h/t Yahoo Sports’ Ben Rohrbach. “If this thing opened up and I’m in a position financially, and I’ve got the right team around me, obviously. But who’s to say Dan will (sell)? I’ve always kept it just player/owner at this point. I guess once I come down to that point, if the conversation needed to be had, I’ll have it. But I don’t have it right now.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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