Does LeBron James Own a Private Jet? Lesser Known Facts About His Air Travels

Published 12/22/2020, 5:56 AM EST
LeBron James attends Harlem’s Fashion Row at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)


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! 

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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. 

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 14: LeBron James and wife Savannah Brinson attend the “Trainwreck” New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

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! 

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So what private jet does LeBron James own?

As pertravel.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! 

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Athlete LeBron James, recepient of Icon 360 Award and daughter Zhuri James attend Harlem’s Fashion Row during New York Fahion Week at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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. 

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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. 

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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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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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