LeBron James has made a lot of smart investment decisions over the course of his career. Because of James' incredible play on the court, he has been able to earn a lot of money through his contracts in the league and his endorsement deals with several companies.
With this much money, James made the smart move by investing his money into different companies and expanding his business portfolio. One of the companies that James invested in early on was Blaze Pizza. He invested $1 million, and when the company was sold, James' investment brought back $35 million.
James' involvement with Blaze Pizza was huge for them. They were an unknown commodity when James initially purchased a 10% stake in the company. And the franchise blew up in popularity. So much so, that they even got James to serve fans some pizza for a special interaction.
In 2017, during a road trip to Los Angeles, James took some time off to show up as a pizza chef at a Blaze Pizza franchise in the city. During the interaction, one customer told him that he looked familiar and that he bore a striking resemblance to LeBron's former teammate and close friend Dwyane Wade. James hilariously responded that heard that a lot, and he was familiar with the name of Wade.
“I get that a lot. I’ve heard of that guy too.”
Clearly, James was having fun with some unassuming customers who just wanted to try some pizza. It was a fun interaction between James and the fan, and he got to poke fun at himself and at Dwyane Wade during the interaction.
James and Wade are, as many NBA fans know, very close friends, and shared the court together during their time in Miami, and even a short stint in Cleveland. James and Wade went to 4 NBA Finals together and won 2 NBA championships, where James was named the Finals MVP in both years.