Nick Kyrgios ‘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 talks” to take over the south-east Melbourne Phoenix “alongside NBA stars John Wall, Zach Randolph and Dante Exum”.
- Nick Kyrgios is in advanced talks to own a basketball team in Australia
- Kyrgios, 27, is an avid basketball fan and has confessed his love for the Boston Celtics
- He is reportedly involved in a consortium looking to buy an NBL team
- John Wall, Zach Randolph and Al Harrington are also interested
Nick Kyrgios He is reportedly in “advanced talks” to co-own a basketball team alongside a number of high-profile current and former NBA stars.
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 in ‘advanced talks’ to become co-owner of basketball team
The tennis star is an avid fan 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 regularly attends Sydney Kings games.
Last year, he starred in the Kings’ celebrity game, where he started to block NSW Premier Dom Perrottet’s shot. NBL great Steve Carfino called Kyrgios a “moron” after the match.
Earlier this year, Kyrgios admitted that he has “thrown” tennis matches if he took to the court shortly after the Celtics had lost a match, such was his bad mood after the result.
“I’ve literally thrown tennis matches if they’ve lost in 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 formed in 2018 and could be subject to a takeover
“If somebody plays me and they know the Celtics lost, that’s your chance. That’s definitely your chance, to play me that day.
‘Bad luck for Stef [Kyrgios’ next opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas]the [NBA] the season is over.
“I literally watch live broadcasts, everything. I barely miss a game and if they lose I’m in a really bad mood.”
He has also described playing basketball as his “meditation” and regularly plays on the courts in Sydney.
“Basketball is my meditation, but it’s also a good form of fitness at the same time. People don’t realize that defensive slides and defensive moves in basketball are almost identical to how people move on a basketball court. tennis,” he said.
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