Basketball’s King apparently has the Midas Touch when it comes to pickleball too … ’cause Major League Pickleball founder Steve Kuhn tells TMZ SportsLeBron James‘ recent investment in the league brought BILLIONS of eyeballs to the sport!!!
And, while LeBron’s inclusion in the action was huge for the league … he’s hardly the only sports superstar to jump into the mix. Everyone from Tom Brady to Drew Brees to Patrick Mahomes, Naomi Osaka and Kevin Durant have bought into the MLP as well.
Even LeBron’s best buddy, Rich Paul, is an investor — and he told us earlier this month he could see it all eventually becoming a huge deal in the U.S.
As for if the NBA and NFL players would ever get ON the pickleball court … Kuhn — like the rest of us — is hoping that happens soon.