James F. Goldstein is a worldwide fashion icon that over the past decades has attended the most important fashion shows in New York, London, Milan, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Copenhagen, achieving an unmatched experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the industry . He has recently designed his first women collection, presented on September 2013 in Milan along with one of the most massive outdoor advertising campaign ever done with more then 500 billboards all around the city, establishing himself as the novely of fashion system. For his deep knowledge in fashion, he is constantly acclaimed and interviewed by top international magazines, including Vogue, Pleasure, Paris Match, Interview, Hype, Massive, Hong Kong Tatler, Marie Claire, Flair, stlyle.com and many more.
James is also considered a n.1 NBA superfan (quite easy to spot on T.V. thanks to his unique and flamboyant style) who has attended over one hundred NBA games each season (typically in courtside seats), including approximately 95 percent of the L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers home games. He also travels from city to city to catch games, especially during the NBA Playoffs [...]. He also frequently attends post-game press conferences.
His passion for the NBA has been featured in USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Slam Magazine (Issue 138), and ESPN the Magazine. "He has so much invested in our sport," NBA commissioner David Stern said. "“James Goldstein is our largest investor in NBA tickets in the world,” says David Stern, commissioner of the NBA. “And, he’s the most uniquely dressed fan.”
The son of a Milwaukee department store owner, Goldstein said he began watching NBA games as a 10-year-old. At the age of 15 he was hired to keep game statistics by the Milwaukee Hawks. "Once I did that and sat courtside for the games, I was totally hooked", he said. "My entire life has been devoted to professional basketball since then. I have such a passion for the game. I think there's more athleticism displayed in basketball than in any other sport." He has also befriended several current and former NBA players, including Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Cassell, and Dennis Rodman. Unlike some other "super fans" however, Goldstein is content to simply observe the games and enjoy them, without yelling at referees or taunting players. He claims to have no favorite team, in spite of his Lakers and Clippers season tickets. He describes himself as a fan of the NBA in general. Goldstein refuses to disclose how he made his fortune or his net worth, although the Wall Street Journal speculated that Goldstein made billions in real estate (notably Century City in Los Angeles). When asked, he typically responds, "Let’s just say I had some investments that worked out pretty well." "I try not to think about the cost," he said. "It's worth it to me."
Interior of Goldstein's house Goldstein's house, also known as Sheats Goldstein Residence, has been featured in several media articles, including the Robb Report,Town & Country, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times Magazine. The house was designed by John Lautner, a student/disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1963. Goldstein purchased the property in the 1970s from previous owners who did not keep the house in good condition. Goldstein commissioned Lautner to make changes and improvements to the house. Below the main residence is an installation by light artist James Turrell known as "Skyspace" or "Sky Box". Goldstein worked closely with Lautner and Duncan Nicholson, who took over after Lautner's death in 1994. Nicholson is now chief architect. "I wanted to remake the house exactly as John [Lautner] would have wanted it, and to introduce technology that didn't exist 30 years ago", Goldstein explained. He reportedly continues to make improvements to the house. The residence has also been featured in a number of movies, including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, French Exit, and The Big Lebowski.