Green Bay Packers star Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a longtime Milwaukee Bucks fan and once cited Vlade Divac as his all-time favorite NBA player. Rodgers has been seen at a number of NBA Finals games in the past and stays up-to-date with the NBA on a daily basis.
Rodgers now has a minority ownership stake in his favorite team.
While sitting courtside alongside girlfriend Danica Patrick at Game 3 of the first round playoffs series between Milwaukee and the Boston Celtics on Friday night, it was announced Rodgers is now a limited partner in the Bucks’ ownership.
Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick… power couple. pic.twitter.com/jJ9mjQ9V0W
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 21, 2018
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.”
The current ownership group purchased the Bucks in 2014 from Herb Kohl, a former Senator, for $550 million.
“Aaron is a winner, a Wisconsin icon, and we are honored to welcome him to our partnership group of the Milwaukee Bucks,” the Bucks’ ownership group said in a statement. “With our team in the playoffs and our new world-class arena opening this fall, it’s an exciting time for this city and the Bucks. We are thrilled for Aaron to be with us.”
"I've lived here for 13 years, I love this state, I love this region…to show my love and support for the rest of the region and our team in Milwaukee, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up."
Aaron Rodgers on joining the Bucks ownership group: pic.twitter.com/ZQ3kNx1i36
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 21, 2018
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