Kevin Durant Becomes Minority Owner of National Women’s Soccer League Club Gotham FC

Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant has been named as a minority owner of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club NJ/NY Gotham FC, it was announced Wednesday.

Thirty Five Ventures (35V), which was co-founded by the Brooklyn Nets star and entrepreneur Rich Kleiman, becomes the third different party to acquire a stake in the club since March.

Durant is the latest sporting figure to obtain a stake in the NWSL club after ex-U.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd also became a minority owner six months after retiring from the game. The NBA star joins an ownership group led by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy. The other minority owners are Kristin Bernert, Karen Bryant and Ed Nalbandian.

“As a New York-based company, the opportunity for us to partner with a forward-thinking team like Gotham FC was a no brainer,” 35V co-founder Rich Kleiman said in a news release.

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