Remember when everyone made a stink about NBA superstar LeBron James becoming a minority shareholder of Liverpool? And how BronBron wasn’t really a soccer guy, which was clearly in evidence when he visited Liverpool’s training facility? Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett buying a piece of Roma isn’t like that at all.
Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett is about to become a limited shareholder in the American-owned Roma soccer club.
Roma confirmed to The Associated Press that Garnett accepted an offer from James Pallotta, one of the four Boston executives who closed a deal in August to become the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club.
Pallotta also is a minority owner of the Celtics.
Garnett is a soccer guy. He has credentials. And while he’s not a Roma fan, at least he has a club (it’s Chelsea if you didn’t figure that out from the photo above). As an appreciator of the game, there shouldn’t really be any question that Garnett will get more out of his small stake in a big European club than LeBron seems to be getting out of his.
Here’s video of Garnett receiving the personalized Chelsea jersey he’s wearing in the above photo.
And, just because searching for Garnett and soccer brought it to my attention, I share with you this rather hilarious photo of Didier Drogba and John Terry wearing NBA jerseys.