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LeBron James and Warren Buffett exchange e-mails from time to time, and apparently LeBron sends him financial statements once in a while, he told Lee Jenkins in a big Sports Illustrated profile this week.LeBron was talking about the USA-Lithuania game from the Olympics when he went off of his tangent:
“I sent an e-mail about this to Warren Buffett. I’m a kid from Akron who lived in poverty for a long time, and I sometimes send financial statements to one of the richest guys ever. It’s kind of scary. I’m like, ‘Why is he talking to me?’ But anyway, the e-mail was about representing your country. It’s not about sports. It’s about everything else. It’s about everybody who has ever walked on U.S. soil. You start to remember the lives that have been lost, the troops, the real superheroes. That’s what went through my mind. You talk about a burden, or a weight, it gets no heavier. And then what went through my mind was, you’re here for a reason. It’s time to make a play.
The quote is kind of ambiguous. LeBron just slips the financial statement thing in there without much explanation.
But the bigger point is that LeBron has casual e-mail exchanges with Warren Buffett.
We’ll have more details from the excellent SI story later. Read it here if you have a chunk of time. >
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