Seven-time Super Bowl champion and NFL legend Tom Brady has acquired a minority stake in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise, the Las Vegas Aces.
The Aces noted Brady’s attendance at a game in May 2022 and concluded that the now-retired Quarterback wanted to become a part of the organisation after being won over by the teams “outstanding quality of play”.
“I am very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Aces organisation,” said Brady. “My love for women’s sports began at a young age when I would tag along to all my older sisters’ games. They were by far the best athletes in our house. We celebrated their accomplishments together as a family, and they remain a great inspiration to me.
“I have always been a huge fan of women’s sports, and I admire the work that the Aces’ players, staff, and the WNBA continue to do to grow the sport and empower future generations of athletes. To be able to contribute in any way to that mission as a member of the Aces organisation is an incredible honour.”
The Aces have called Las Vegas home since 2018 after relocating from San Antonio where they were named the San Antonio Stars from 2014-2017.
The WNBA team’s only championship came last season and the current champions are set to defend their title once the 2023 WNBA season commences this May.
Majority owner, Mark Davis, said that Brady’s involvement with the franchise is a win for ‘not only the Aces’, but also for “women’s professional sports as a whole”.
Brady’s minority stake in the Aces is subject to approval by the WNBA.