Kevin Durant started his career investing in football and expects to have the same success as when LeBron James bought Liverpool shares.
Last December, Kevin Durant told Forbes that he wanted to own an NBA team. Recently, the Brooklyn Nets star made his first investment in a team. Only thing, this is football. The player who won the Finals MVP twice has become a small shareholder of Philadelphia Union, the club playing in MLS.
This is not the first time Durant has tried to own a stake in a Major League Soccer team. Previously, he used to target the team near the D.C United home but the negotiations broke down when the parties could not find a common voice.
LeBron James made a big profit thanks to his timely investment in Liverpool
The trend of investing in soccer is becoming more and more popular among NBA players, especially when football clubs are not as valuable as American baseball, rugby or basketball teams. James Harden currently holds 3.5% of the Houston Dynamo team.
However, the most successful is LeBron James. In 2011, the original Ohio star spent $ 6.5 million to own a 2% stake in Liverpool at the time this team failed to play. Thanks to the 2019 Champions League championship, LeBron’s investment has brought back a small profit.
Of course, these small investments can’t help NBA stars get a say on the board. However, it should be remembered that Michael Jordan before the acquisition of Charlotte Bobcats also began by becoming a small shareholder of Washington Wizards.
NBA is about to reappear, but Kevin Durant sent sad news to the fans
With the NBA set to restart, fans are looking forward to Kevin Durant returning. However, he made the decision that made many fans feel sad.
After the NBA set a plan to re-export at Disney World, Orlando, Brooklyn Nets fans immediately turned their attention to Kevin Durant, the hundred million dollar superstar they’ve acquired since last summer. With the tournament restarting in late July, Durant has more than a year off to recover from Achilles heel fracture injury.
To enhance the hope of Nets fans, the technical director of the team, Mr. Sean Marks, did not rule out the possibility that Kevin Durant could return to play in this season.
Giving all the energy and preparation for the next season, Kevin Durant will return extremely powerful with Kyrie Irving, ready to conquer the championship with the new team.