LeBron James is still widely considered the best basketball player on the planet.

But time is winding down on his career.

And LeBron James left jaws on the ground with this big hint about retirement.

LeBron James made headlines when he invested in a group that bought a piece of the company that owns the Boston Red Sox.

Following the Lakers win on Tuesday over the Minnesota Timberwolves, James admitted that the Red Sox would not be the last sports franchise he owned.

James revealed that his goal is to own an NBA team and that he would transition into ownership sooner rather than later.

“My goal is to own an NBA franchise,” James told the reporters after the game. “It’ll be sooner than later.”

James explained that he would excel in ownership because he understood business as well as what it took to put together a winning team.

“I have so much to give to the game. I know what it takes to win at this level,” James added. “I know talent. I also know how to run a business as well.”

James will turn 37-years-old at the start of next season and has two more years on his current contract.

By the end of that deal, James will have played 19 years in the NBA and be 39-years-old.

It’s not unrealistic to expect that the deal James signed with the Lakers in the summer of 2019 may very well be the last playing contract of his career.

When James signed with the Lakers, moving to Los Angeles had as much to do with establishing his post-playing career “brand” as it did winning championships.

And now James’ plans for when he hangs it up are coming into focus.

Sports with Ball will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.