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Kevin Durant is Interested in Becoming Part of the Washington Commanders New Ownership Group

Kevin Durant is Interested in Becoming Part of the Washington Commanders New Ownership Group

The National Football League’s Washington Commanders has been reveling in controversies for several years now. Even with CBS News reporting that the District of Columbia attorney general’s office just filed a lawsuit last Thursday against the team, there is interest from many suitors to purchase the franchise. The Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant recently stated he’d like to join a group that will own the football team.

According to ESPN, Durant has made it publicly known that he would like to be a part of an ownership group to purchase the football team he cheered on while growing up in the D.C. area.

Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Commanders had recently announced that he had hired the Bank of America to explore the possibility of selling his team. Snyder reportedly wants more than $7 billion for the team to leave his possession. The attorney general’s office has filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against the team, Snyder, the NFL, and the league’s commissioner Roger Goodell. All parties are accused of “colluding to deceive fans by lying about an investigation” into the Washington Commanders’ workplace misconduct.

Durant will be watching from the sideline preparing his bid for the embattled franchise. Just like the rest of the world, the NBA champion has heard the rumor that hip-hop entrepreneur, Jay-Z, and Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos is making moves to purchase the team away from Snyder.

“In a perfect world, I would be a part of it,” Durant said. “I would love to do it. I would love to give a little bit of my money to be a part of the Commanders, but we’ll see. Hopefully, it’s somebody nice. I heard [Amazon CEO Jeff] Bezos and Jay-Z, but you never know.”

The Brooklyn Nets franchise player is no stranger to being part of a sports ownership group. He and his business partner, Rich Kleiman recently made investments in Major League Pickleball,  N.J./N.Y. Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).

He doesn’t believe that Snyder is putting the team up for sale.

“I mean, how long has he had it now — 20-something years? He’s probably the only owner I’ve known since I’ve been alive for the Redskins/Commanders. So it’s definitely shocking to see him put them up because it’s his baby. NFL teams are precious, they’re important.

“But that’s going to be a team that everybody — everybody wants to be a part of the league. It’s one of the most lucrative teams in sports, so I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of bidders.”

Kevin Durant is Interested in Becoming Part of the Washington Commanders New Ownership Group

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