LeBron can have his maximum contract. But some New York businesses who just so happen to share a name with The Chosen One, are hoping he comes to the Big Apple so they, too, can rake it in.
“Everyone who has that name, one way or another, they’ll benefit,” Roger M. Lebron, owner of Lebron Auto Body in Ridgewood, Queens, told the New York Post. “Maybe he’ll come down to check us out — ‘Oh, they got my name on their business!’” If he does, Roger said he’d take good care of James’ Benz, Ferrari, Hummer or Rolls-Royce. Bargain.
Omar Lebron, the manager of Lebron Restaurant Equipment warehouse in Inwood, is also eager to rake in the big bucks. “People can own a Lebron in the kitchen. We have soaps with the Lebron label, so they might sell even more now,” he said.
And who wouldn’t want a Lebron kitchen? The Lebron family, who also run a store in the Bronx, plans to see Lebron T-shirts.
Of course, not everyone is hopeful The King can bring their business extra dough. When asked about James, a woman at Lebron Real Estate in Borough Park, Brooklyn, said, “Who?” and hung up. [New York Post]