Nick Kyrgios ‘is in advanced talks to co-own basketball team with NBA legends’
Could Nick Kyrgios own an NBL team? The tennis star and basketball fanatic is in “advanced discussions” about acquiring South East Melbourne Phoenix “alongside NBA stars John Wall, Zach Randolph and Dante Exum.”
- Nick Kyrgios is reportedly in advanced talks to own a basketball team in Australia
- Kyrgios, 27, is an avid basketball fan and has professed his love for Boston Celtics
- He is reportedly involved in a consortium looking to buy an NBL team
- John Wall, Zach Randolph and Al Harrington are also reportedly interested
Nick Kyrgios is reportedly in “advanced talks” to become a basketball team co-owner alongside a host of high-profile current and former NBA stars.
According to basketball insiders Mark SteinKyrgios is in negotiations to acquire NBL team South East Melbourne Phoenix and is part of a consortium with LA Clippers star John Wall.
Stein tweeted Wednesday, “Kyrgios would join an ownership group led by Romie Chaudhari that includes John Wall, Zach Randolph, Al Harrington, Josh Childress and Dante Exum.”
Nick Kyrgios is reportedly in “advanced talks” to co-own a basketball team
The tennis star is an avid supporter of the Boston Celtics and plays basketball regularly
A self-confessed basketball fanatic, Kyrgios is an avid supporter of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and a regular at Sydney Kings games.
Last year he starred in the Kings Celebrity Game where he made headlines for blocking a shot by New South Wales Premier Dom Perrottet. NBL star Steve Carfino called Kyrgios an “idiot” after the match.
Earlier this year, Kyrgios admitted he ‘threw’ tennis matches when he walked onto the court shortly after the Celtics lost, such was his mood after the result.
“I literally threw tennis matches when they lost in like double overtime,” he said at Wimbledon.
Kyrgios is part of a consortium that includes John Wall (above) and several former NBA stars
South East Melbourne Phoenix was founded in 2018 and could be the subject of an acquisition
“If someone plays me and they know the Celtics have lost, that’s your chance. This sure is your chance to play me that day.
“Bad luck for Stef [Kyrgios’ next opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas]the [NBA] season is over.
“I literally watch like live streams, everything. I rarely miss a game and when they lose I’m in a pretty bad mood.”
He has also referred to playing basketball as his “meditation” and plays regularly on the Sydney courts.
“Basketball is my meditation, but at the same time it is a good fitness. People don’t realize that defensive slides and defensive moves in basketball are almost identical to the way people move on a tennis court,” he said.
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