NBA superstar and Prince George’s County native Kevin Durant reportedly has shown interest in joining an ownership group in making a bid for the Washington Commanders.
Durant said he “would love to give a bit of my money to be part of the Commanders, but we’ll see,” ESPN reported.
Speculation on the possible sale of the Commanders began when co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder hired an affiliate of Bank of America to consider potential transactions regarding the team. Forbes estimates the franchise’s value at $5.6 billion.
Durant is one of several big names that have surfaced as potential suitors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who reportedly is in talks with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z about pairing to make a bid, and comedian/media entrepreneur Byron Allen.
Durant, one of the highest-paid NBA players, has minority ownership in Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and NY/NJ Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. The Athletic reported Durant made two attempts to buy a stake in D.C. United.