NBA star Kevin Durant becomes minority-owner of NJ/NY Gotham FC

Two-time NBA champion Kevin DurantNamed minority owner of the National Women's Soccer League club NJ/NY Gotham FCIt was announced on Tuesday.

Thirty Five Ventures, also known as 35V, was co-founded in part by the Brooklyn NetsRich Kleiman, entrepreneur and star, has now become the third party to buy a stake at the club.

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After ex-players, Durant is now the latest sporting icon to purchase a stake in the NWSL club.U.S. women's national teamStar Carli Lloyd also became a minority ownerSix months after you quit the game.

Durant joins a group of owners led by Gov. Phil Murphy and Tammy Murphy, his wife. Kristin Bernert Karen Bryant, Ed Nalbandian and Ed Nalbandian also own minority shares.

Rich Kleiman, co-founder of 35V, said that as a New York-based business, it was an easy decision to partner with Gotham FC. said in a press release.

“There has been tremendous growth in the NWSL over the past years. It's really exciting to have the opportunity to be part of that growth, and work directly with Gotham FC's executive team and players.

Ed Nalbandian, Gotham's managing owner, said: “This represents another major step forward for the franchise. Rich and Kevin are two of the most important people in sports. Their work in entertainment and business shows the potential of Gotham FC.

“They will be a tremendous resource to the club in multiple areas, and we are excited to welcome them into the Gotham FC family.”

Gotham will host its first match at home against the 2022 campaign. North Carolina CourageOn May 14.

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