The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't for sale.

But if Dan Gilbert ever makes the franchise available to the highest bidder, LeBron James could be interested in buying the team that drafted him first overall in 2003.

"To be an owner of any team would be crazy," James told The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd (h/t Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach. "If this thing opened up and I’m in a position financially, and I've got the right team around me, obviously. But who's to say Dan will (sell)? I've always kept it just player/owner at this point. I guess once I come down to that point, if the conversation needed to be had, I'll have it. But I don't have it right now."

It's not the first time James has hinted at a potential future as an owner.

In May, James told Ken Berger of The Athletic (h/t SB Nation's Kristian Winfield) the idea of owning an NBA team once his playing career was over intrigued him.

"I will own a team someday," James said. "That's my next thing.

"Why do I want to own team? I think it'll be cool. I'll stay part of the game and still be able to put people in positions of power. I've always loved that, putting people in a position of power to feel like they can make a change and make things happen."