MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Herald is reporting that LeBron James is giving South Florida a boost already.
The NBA star left the Cleveland Cavaliers last week for the Miami Heat.
The reservations team at the Fountainebleau Resort in Miami Beach told the Herald that they’re getting asked about packages that include Heat tickets.
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The South Beach restaurant Prime 112 says athletes, sportscasters and regular diners want to know if they’ll still be able to get tables there now that even more celebrities will be showing up.
Real estate agents told the paper that James’ move drove up the price of at least one condo near the AmericanAirlines Arena, and home buyers want Heat tickets as part of the deal.
The star already has snack named for him: the “Le-Brat James” bratwurst at the Shake Shack in South Beach.
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