Cyclingnews.com is reporting that LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers has purchased ownership stake in Cannondale:
The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation announced this week that it had sold an undisclosed ownership stake of the corporation to King James, Inc., the wholly owned company of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.
What’s totally cool about this (other than melding my two favorite sports) and 29er related is that Cannondale built a custom 29er hardtail, based on their relatively new Caffeine 29er, for Lebron. I guess at 6’8″ you’re probably going to have to go custom, huh?
The article also goes on to mention that LBJ rides 20-40 miles as a supplement to his training regiment. And because he knows bikes, he decided to invest in it. Can you picture riding the trails in Cleveland and coming across the NBA superstar on his 29er? Yikes!
Here’s a picture of LBJ’s ride. Note the lefty fork, custom Cleveland Cavalier color scheme and how the 29er wheels actually look kind of small on the bike. Maybe he should cosider moving up to 36 inch wheels?
Click here for the blurb on Cyclingnews.