Liverpool FC today congratulated NBA superstar and LA Lakers player LeBron James on the opening of the LeBron James Innovation Center. The center is situated at the Nike HQ in Oregon.
James has been a part-owner of Liverpool since 2011 when he bought a 2% stake in the club for £4.7million.
Liverpool FC And LeBron James
The tweet from the official Liverpool twitter account showed a photo of the 36 year old about to shoot a basketball in his Nike Liverpool training gear with a congratulatory message.
Congratulations on the launch of @Nike’s new LeBron James Innovation Centre
The relationship between the NBA star, Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool is a strong one and along with RedBird Capital Partners, they appear to be pooling their resources to explore different investment opportunities.
LeBron On The LeBron James Innovation Center
The basketball player is quoted on the Innovation Center website talking about how proud he is to have this named after him.
“Over the course of my career and my time here at Nike, for all of this to come together is surreal. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m definitely honored. Having my name on the Innovation building feels very fitting because I’m always trying to figure out ways I can continue to innovate and continue to break the timeline of what they say is your prime.”
What Is the Innovation Center?
The Innovation Center will sit on the fourth floor of a new building in Nike headquarters and is 750,000 square feet.
The Center itself has been built to help Nike make breakthroughs through research and development that can change the sporting landscape enhancing both physical and mental well-being.
The building itself includes a 200 metre fatigue track, a 100 metre straight track for running flat out, an artificial turf training pitch and a full-size basketball court. It also has the ability to create different climate conditions.
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