Rapper, movie star and all-around A-lister Will Smith can add basketball team owner to his resume, because Will and wife Jada Pinkett Smith now own minority stakes in the Philadelphia 76ers.
Will, 43, and Jada, 40, joined a group of investors led by multibillionaire Joshua Harris to buy the NBA team from Comcast-Spectacor, according to CSN Philly.
At a press conference Tuesday morning, Harris announced the new ownership via press release: "It is an honor to become part of this storied franchise. We have a lot of work to do, but we have a rich history, a strong foundation and a bright future.”
Philadelphia is close to Will’s heart. The Oscar-nominated actor was “born and raised” in West Philadelphia, as mentioned on his '90s sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Smith gained fame essentially by playing himself on the series – a street-smart West Philly kid.
Sixers players seem to be happy with the actor’s involvement in the team. Guard Evan Turner posted his approval on Twitter: "I think it's dope that the fresh prince is one of our new owners. Maybe Willow can perform at halftime."
But Willow will have to wait to share her tween pop fare with Sixers fans, because the NBA is still in the midst of a lockout.
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@derp ha,I know it's funny but aren't all the teams hee hee ghetto?
I mean you know white mean can't jump.
Oh relax babe. You are too serious. It's good to kick back and have a chuckle every now and then. Have you been on these blogs lately? It's good to come on here, play around, have a chuckle or two. So chill big boy and keep the mean outside.
I really don't care what his name is,you 'geniuses'and your humor.
Evel definitely delivered the goods here. Well done.
Good investment Will. The Sixers are a team with no fans in a ghetto thug league that nobody watches any more.
I actually like Evel. I get his sick and twisted humor. I was just playing with him.
Yea@Evei Knievel you da man, Not.
how c um u're not taking the bait evel? thought u liked hoz
You think you're so smart don't you bad boy (evel)? You gave yourself away with one of your comments. Hope you're enjoying yourself..smirk. No hard feeling on my part..lol P.S. Fan girls (rolling eyes) he all mine, because when I'm done with him..he won't be alive.
What about DJ Jazzy Jeff?
Who's to say how long it will your world?Never a black president.Keep living you haven't seen 'nothin'yet'.
I see my lovely little fangirls are out in full force today. You girls need to get your fat a55es back in the kitchen with your shoes off.
I think Evel's more of a hunter he probably likes those guys that kiss their mommas with their pretty mouths before they run off into the woods.lmao
@Evel Knievel you redneck b**tard why don't you ride off into the sunset on your Harley,first make a detour off a bridge into the Mississippi.
I'm soooo F... Nevermind.
So you want Will Smith to live out your fantasy? Get a life. LOL!
@Evel Knievel... wow, you really are an idiot. I see your mindless, ignorant comments plastered all over these blogs. I bet your mother is very proud of you. Moron
You kiss your mother with that mouth, sweetheart? You're not the first fat and lonely cat lady to be charmed by my words.
@Truth – ever heard of Robert L. Johnson or Michael Jeffrey Jordan? Already been there and done that a couple times over. As a matter of fact at the time Bob owned the team, the ownership was majority Bob, with ownership by Nelly, and MJ...
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