News

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

David Beckham wants to recruit LeBron for Miami soccer

BUSINESS WITH BECKHAM:A source tells the New York Post, "The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets." Photo: Associated Press

David Beckham has teamed up with another sports superstar as he attempts to get a Miami, Florida soccer team off the ground.

The former England, Manchester United and L.A. Galaxy star is reportedly trying to recruit Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James as an investor in his new venture.

A source tells the New York Post, “The two have had several secret meetings in the past few weeks. LeBron would be to the soccer team what Jay Z was to the Brooklyn Nets.”

Jay Z was a former shareholder in the Nets.

If Beckham lands a series of sports names to help him fund and promote his Miami soccer team, he will rival billionaire developer Steve Ross’ superstar line-up of investors at another city sports franchise, the Miami Dolphins – Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are backers of the American football team.

Reports suggest Beckham has invested $100 million of his own money into the new Major League Soccer venture.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

Fresh
browns

Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

in National

Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

Updated
fighter

DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

in Sports

Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

federer

Despite boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old.

in Entertainment, Sports

CBS Sports to air all-women sports talk show

cbssports

CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.

in Sports

Houston Astrodome’s future could be as waterpark

astrodome

The newest proposal for repurposing the landmark envisions turning the stadium into the world's largest indoor park.