Barack Obama wants to buy NBA team Phoenix Suns
Barack Obama is considered an ardent sports fan. He now really wants to take advantage of this: The former US President, together with a group of investors, wants to take over the NBA team Phoenix Suns.
Barack Obama is said to be interested in buying the Phoenix Suns.
Is there a sensational purchase? Former US President Barack Obama and a group of investors are said to be interested in buying the NBA team Phoenix Suns. This is reported by the US sports journalist Bill Simmons.
Simmons does not explain exactly who is to buy the club together with Obama. However, it is said to be the largest sale of a team in the history of the NBA. A sum of around four billion US dollars is speculated.
Sale due to racism, sexism and harassment scandals
The NBA club from the US state of Arizona is currently for sale because the pressure on owner Robert Sarver became too great after many scandals. Server was fined $10 million for stories of racism, sexism and harassment. He was also recently banned for a year.
When many players and also the Phoenix management vehemently spoke out against further appearances by the (still) owner, Server decided to sell the Suns. The WNBA team Phoenix Mercury is also to be transferred to a new owner. In addition to Obama and his group of investors, other well-known potential buyers were also named. Apparently, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is also interested in the Suns.
Obama is actually a big Bulls fan
Obama himself has long been considered a big NBA fan. The 44th President of the United States is seen again and again in the stadiums. The choice is still a bit strange, because the 61-year-old is considered a big supporter of the Chicago Bulls.
Incidentally, Obama would not be the first ex-president to acquire shares in an American sports team: George W. Bush (76) was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team before his term in office. (hon)