NBA superstar Kevin Durant met with Philadelphia Union officials on Dec. 20.
After pictures briefly emerged showing Durant in the company of Union head coach Jim Curtin, among others, Pablo Maurer of The Athletic reported Durant met with the club, and linked the news to his previous interest in getting involved in MLS ownership.
Kevin Durant was indeed at the Philadelphia Union offices today meeting with club ownership. You’ll recall I’ve written about KD’s interest in purchasing a piece of #DCU. Statement from the Union: “We entertained 35 Ventures for a meeting with Union Ownership.” #DOOP https://t.co/7U5iBrMvsS— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) December 20, 2019
When asked about the meeting, a Union spokesperson confirmed the meeting, without specifying the specific reason behind it, to MLSsoccer.com: "We entertained Thirty Five Ventures for a meeting with Union Ownership."
Thirty Five Ventures is Durant's investment company.
Durant, 31, currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, after previously playing in Seattle, Oklahoma City and the Bay Area in his NBA career. Maurer reported earlier this year Durant's interest in buying a stake in D.C. United, his hometown team.
NBA players joining MLS ownership is not a new phenomenon, as former superstar Magic Johnson is a co-owner of LAFC and Durant's former teammate James Harden bought an ownership stake in the Houston Dynamo earlier this year.