Justin Timberlake might be a Memphis Grizzlies co-owner
- Updated: September 7, 2012
First, he brought sexy back and told us that a billion dollars would be pretty cool, then he bought into Myspace and now but it looks like he is investing into an NBA Team! (Influenced by Jay-Z?)
Timberlake has been rumored to be part of Robert Pera’s ownership group that is looking to buy the Memphis Grizzlies from current owner Michael Heisley.
These rumors first came into the forefront from a story by ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Sources with knowledge of the arrangement said Thursday that Timberlake, one of the NBA’s most prominent celebrity fans and a Memphis native, has committed to joining Pera’s team of minority partners as the sale of the franchise from Michael Heisley to the 34-year-old technology magnate nears completion.
Sources told ESPN.com that Timberlake and Pera have quickly struck up a friendship, with one source adding that the singer/actor is making “a meaningful investment into the team” and “plans to be active” with the Grizzlies. The league office, sources said, has been made aware of Timberlake’s proposed involvement and is already well acquainted with him after inviting the self-proclaimed basketball junkie to participate in various celebrity games at All-Star Weekend
Justin Timberlake might just be what the Memphis Franchise needs! Will they Play the song “Bye, Bye Bye” after each home victory?