Kevin Durant’s desire to own an NBA team has intensified since joining the Golden State Warriors, sources told ESPN.
Over the past year and a half, sources say Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman have taken numerous meetings with existing owners and tech CEOs to learn the lay of the land.
The two have made a concerted effort of strategically positioning themselves in front of some of the most influential and innovative business figures in the Bay Area. They were guest speakers at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt, a large startup conference that took place in San Francisco last fall.
Durant has serious intentions of purchasing an NBA team after his playing career, league sources told ESPN. One source, who requested anonymity, says “this is a genuine goal of his after he retires, to add another African-American in the position of majority ownership.”
Michael Jordan is currently the only African-American, and only former player, who holds the title of majority owner of an NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
Sources: Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram Suspended Multiple Games
Report: Jontay Porter Out for Season with Torn ACL, MCL
Missouri sophomore Jontay Porter will miss the entire upcoming season after tearing his ACL and MCL on Sunday, the school announced.
Porter suffered the injuries during a closed scrimmage against Southern Illinois.
He is the younger brother of Michael Porter Jr., the former top recruit who missed the majority of his lone season at Missouri last year before being drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets in June.
Jontay Porter, a 6-foot-11 power forward, averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks last season and was expected to see a jump in production in 2018-19. He was named preseason second-team all-SEC last week.
Source: Jeff Borzello of ESPN
Sources: Kevin Knox Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Ankle Injury
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Initial timetable on New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox: 2-to-4 weeks. Knox injured his left ankle tonight.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter