March 15, 2024

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NFL Legend Tom Brady Acquires Ownership Stake in WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

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NFL Legend Tom Brady Acquires Ownership Stake in WNBA's Las Vegas Aces

The Aces won their first championship in the organization’s history last year.

Tom Brady is an expert at winning if there is one thing. So it’s not surprising that he picked the Las Vegas Aces when looking to enter the world of sports ownership once more. The 2023 WNBA title favorites and defending champions have one of the league’s most talented rosters as well as one of its most well-known co-owners.

Mark Davis, the owner of the Aces, confirmed Brady’s acquisition of an ownership interest in the company on Thursday. The agreement’s specifics, which need league approval, were not made public.

“Since I purchased the Aces, our goal has been to win on and off the court,” Davis stated in a press statement. “Tom Brady is a victory for women’s professional sports in general, not just the Aces and the WNBA.”

Brady, who announced his second retirement from the NFL on Feb. 1 after 23 seasons, seven Super Bowls, and five MVP awards, sat courtside at the Aces’ win over the Connecticut Sun last season on May 31, 2022. The Aces guard Kelsey Plum, who growled at him in that game, and with whom he later formed a humorous friendship, received a signed jersey from Brady.

“I am very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Aces organization,” Brady said. “Since my older sisters were by far the best athletes in our home, I developed a love for women’s sports while I was still a young child by accompanying them to all of their sporting events. As a family, we celebrated their successes, and they continue to be an enormous source of motivation for me.

“I’ve always been a huge supporter of women’s sports, and I appreciate the efforts being made by the Aces’ players, staff, and WNBA to develop the game and inspire upcoming generations of athletes. As a member of the Aces team, it is a great honor to be able to make any kind of contribution to that mission.”

The WNBA season for 2023 will begin on Friday, May 19, but the Aces won’t play until Saturday, May 20, when they take on the Seattle Storm. The Aces added two-time MVP Candace Parker and returned the majority of their starting lineup after winning the first championship in the history of the team last season.

Reference: www.cbssports.com

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