Alex Rodriguez joined the ownership of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx as a limited partner in July. He and Marc Lore paid a reported $1.5 billion for the teams and will take control in 2023.getty images
Current and former professional athletes continue to invest in team ownership, most as minority owners in teams outside their own sports.
Naomi Osaka buys a minority interest in NWSL North Carolina Courage.
Former WNBA star Renee Montgomery is part of an ownership group that buys the Atlanta Dream.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin invests in the Washington Spirit.
Wayne Gretzky, golfer Dustin Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer and current Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash and Nets owner Joe Tsai lead an ownership group for Las Vegas Lacrosse, an expansion team of the NLL that is scheduled to begin play next year.
The NBA board of governors approve Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez as limited partners with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx as part of an anticipated succession plan that includes a 2½-year pathway to full control.
NASCAR’s 2012 Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski will become a part-owner at Roush Fenway Racing after the 2021 season.
Patrick Mahomes becomes a minority owner of Sporting Kansas City (his fiancee Brittany Matthews is a co-owner of the city’s NWSL KC Current).
Giannis Antetokounmpo purchases a minority stake in the Milwaukee Brewers.