Football as an investment!
Some basketball stars have invested their “thrown” money in the round leather. SPORT BILD takes a look at the owners of the American football league MLS.
▶︎ “Magical” Johnson (62): The Lakers icon has stock at Los Angeles FC, which is coached by 96-year-old former player Steven Cherundolo (43). Hollywood star Will Ferrell (54/”Anchorman”) is one of the club’s other investors. The playoffs were missed last season.
▶︎ Steve Nash (48): The Canadian, of course, invested in the Vancouver Whitecaps. There, the Brooklyn Nets coach is one of the top four investors. Former Bundesliga star Florian Jungwirth (33/SV Darmstadt 98) plays there in defence.
▶︎ Kevin Durant (33): Does his coach like that? The Brooklyn Nets forward owns five percent at the Philadelphia Union, making him a competitor to Nash and his whitecaps. Apparently, he is less concerned with “profit maximization”. When the deal was finalized in 2020, it said, “They want to increase the Union’s presence in the world of sports” and step up public relations and social work with the help of the basketball star’s foundation.
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▶︎ Dwyane Wade (40): The former Miami Heat guard apparently left his sporting heart in Utah. After previously acquiring shares in NBA club Utah Jazz, he also invested in Real Salt Lake in January 2022. One of his stars: former HSV forward Bobby Wood (29).
▶︎ James Harden (32): With the Houston Rockets, “The Beard” has already become one of the NBA’s superstars. He is now the star of the “76ers”. But still in the Rockets, he joined the Houston Dynamo. The investment may not have given him much pleasure last season, as the team finished last in the Western Conference.
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Harden isn’t the only high-profile sports star on Dynamo’s investment team, however. Boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya (49) is also there. Quarterback Russell Wilson (33/Seattle Seahawks), on the other hand, bought MLS club Seattle Sounders.
Probably the most spectacular MLS investment is still Inter Miami. It is where the team with the highest market value plays, with Gonzalo Higuain (34), the biggest player in the league, with Phil Neville (45), the best-known coach, and with David Beckham (46), a true footballer. giant.
Now it just has to be sporty. In the first two years in the MLS, the team missed the playoffs.