NBA stars earn millions each year and LeBron James is an athlete who has been adding up a fortune through his salary and endorsement deals. So how does the Lakers superstar spend his millions? One thing that we know for a fact is that LeBron owns and maintains a luxurious private jet!
It really isn’t surprising to know that an athlete of LeBron James’ stature owns a private jet. Several top athletes around the world, let alone business people, use private jets as a faster mode of commute.
Their lives are propelled by jam-packed schedules, and LeBron James is a big fan of flying in his private jet. It allows him to make quick appearances at events, just like how he flew in between Laker games to watch his son Bronny’s high-school game!
So what private jet does LeBron James own?
As per ‘travel.com’, LeBron James currently owns a Gulfstream G280, a twin-engine business jet that is worth $22M. The jet boasts up to two living areas and can reach up to speeds of 3,600 NM (Nauticals Miles).
The aircraft arrived at the market in 2012 and LeBron James would’ve been one of the first customers to purchase to well-crafted beauty. The Gulfstream G280 can comfortably host ten passengers.
One can even take a virtual tour of the aircraft’s interiors on Gulfstream’s official website and have a look at the lavish facilities that come along with the G280!
Lesser known facts about James’ private jet travels
LeBron James restricts his kids from flying frequently in his private jet to teach them a lesson about humility. The 4x NBA MVP found success the hard way and he wants to instill the same principles in the minds of his kids as well!
King James attended his close friend Carmelo Anthony’s wedding in a private jet back in 2010. He marked his arrival to NY City in style, and James came along with surprising company to Melo’s wedding.
As per travel.com, Kanye West requested to tag along with LeBron in his private jet to attend Melo’s wedding along with the NBA player’s entourage.
Furthermore, the same website reported that LeBron James and his friends were once in danger of losing their lives during an air trip. The NBA star and his entourage took off from Ohio to London when they came to know about a major fuel leak mid-air.
These are a few unknown facts about LeBron James and his private jet travels. The King likes to travel in style and he makes use of his Gulfstream G280 whenever required!
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