Liverpool has recently launched a special collection to pay tribute to basketball superstar LeBron James for his incredible achievement of becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. The collection was teased by both James and Liverpool, but it was officially released just one day after he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record. James has been a minority owner of Liverpool since 2011, when he purchased a 2% stake in the club for £4.7 million with his business partner Maverick Carter. In March 2021, James converted his stake in the club to a 1% share in FSG’s global empire after Liverpool’s victories in the 2019 Champions League and the Premier League a year later. Although Liverpool’s owners put the club up for sale in November 2020 for £2.7 billion, they have yet to receive any offers.
Liverpool has just launched an exclusive LeBron James collection to commemorate his remarkable accomplishment of being the NBA’s leading scorer ever.
Liverpool has recently launched its latest collection, called the LFC X LeBron, that features a fresh range of fashion and footwear. The collection is a tribute to the shared values and rich histories of two worldwide sporting giants – Liverpool FC and LeBron James. It includes an array of vests, shorts, jumpers, shoes, hoodies, and t-shirts, which have been modelled by Liverpool players such as Jordan Henderson, Alisson, Andy Robertson, and Fabio Carvalho. One can also find James himself donning a black jersey with red pin stripes and his logo embedded in the centre. The design of the collection is a perfect blend of Liverpool and Nike logos and features the letters YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone) as well. The club’s chairman, Tom Werner, had previously announced that they plan to release around seven or eight sports items in collaboration with James to create an unparalleled bond, similar to the relationship between Nike and Michael Jordan. In June 2022, Forbes declared James as the first active NBA player to attain billionaire status, thanks to his £74m stake in FSG.
Alisson was seen wearing the exclusive LFC x LeBron collection, donning a one-of-a-kind basketball jersey.
Back in 2011, James was seen at Anfield following his acquisition of a stake in the Premier League squad.