Yep! You read the headline. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has purchased a minority stake in NBA franchise, the Milwaukee Bucks.
If you’re not aware, Rodgers is a big fan of the NBA and the Bucks, often using the hashtag #midrange because he loves that part of the game. He’s also called Vlade Divac as one of his favorite players in interviews.
On Friday (April 20), the NFL star was announced as a limited partner in the Bucks’ ownership group during the team’s playoff game against the Celtics at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, reports ESPN.
According to the Bucks, Rodgers is the only active NFL player to have an ownership stake in an NBA team.
“I have proudly called Wisconsin my home for the past 13 years, and I am thankful for the friendships and the opportunities I have been given to live and play here,” Rodgers said in a statement released by the Bucks. “I am excited and honored to deepen my connection to the region by joining Wes Edens, Marc Lasry, Jamie Dinan, Mike Fascitelli and the ownership group of the Milwaukee Bucks. As a huge fan of the NBA and the sport of basketball, this is a dream come true for me, and I look forward to furthering my affinity for Wisconsin sports as a minority owner in a team I love and support.”