Tom Brady is back… in the news. Brady announced yesterday via his social media accounts that he has become a partial owner of the Las Vegas Aces WNBA franchise. The Aces are the 2022 league champions. It turns out there are various celebrities who are NBA/WNBA franchise owners. Needless to say, Brady is joining another competitive group.
“I’m ready to contribute in any way possible as a member of such a great organization. What an honor. I can’t wait to watch these amazing talented players bring another championship to Las Vegas. LFG,” Brady said in a video posted to his social media accounts.
It’s become quite popular for celebrities to claim a piece of professional sports franchises over the past 20 years. While sports such as car racing initially saw the most outside ownership involvement, other arenas like Major League Soccer have recently had an increase in celebrity interest.
All of a sudden, we are now in the height of basketball season. March Madness is in full swing and there are two weeks remaining in the NBA regular season. Furthermore, the WNBA tips off its 2023 activity with the draft on April 10th. With all of these tipoffs in mind, we highlight seven celebrities who are (partial) NBA/WNBA franchise owners across the country, from GOATS, to a Chicago Sky of destiny, and two A-Rods.