It’s tough to keep a man like Tom Brady from seeking his next championship, so he has signed a contract with Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis. But… not for the Raiders. Tom Brady is now part-owner of the WNBA World Champions, the Las Vegas Aces!
Creative headline, right?
Honored to be joining the @LVAces family, a world class organization with a team of incredible athletes pic.twitter.com/JGU4tndZR2— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 23, 2023
If you’ve ever seen Tom talk about his childhood and looking up to his sisters – all athletes – you know his passion for women’s sports is a real one.
Back in May 2022, Tom attended a Las Vegas Aces game at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay. At that point, the rumor was Tom was talking the Las Vegas Raiders and owner Mark Davis about a potential run at Allegiant Stadium. Turns out, that meeting sparked an interest in owning a percentage of the WNBA franchise.
You might remember when Aces star Kelsey Plum admitted Tom was her favorite athlete and she… for whatever reason… BARKED at him.
"This woman just barked at Tom Brady.”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 1, 2022
Kelsey Plum got to meet her favorite athlete of all time last night. And she left him with something he'd never forget 😂
Well, soon after that interaction, Tom sent Kelsey a signed jersey and other gear in appreciation of her fandom. She was beside herself after she opened the package up…
The look on Kelsey Plum's face after opening this gift from @TomBrady says it all ❤️ @HighlightHER— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 23, 2022
(via @Kelseyplum10) pic.twitter.com/5g9yK6tWbR
Well… now she gets to call Tom boss. And she’s once again shook.
WHAT ISSSSSS LIFFEEEEEEE 😭😭😭 https://t.co/hQaMrOAfIj— Kelsey Plum (@Kelseyplum10) March 23, 2023
Tom Brady isn’t the only one who wants ownership in a Las Vegas team…
Tom is joining a long list of former star athletes turned team owners. Marshawn Lynch became an investor of the Seattle Kraken NHL franchise in 2022. Michael Jordan has ownership in the Charlotte Hornets. Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux now has part ownership in his former club. Magic Johnson has partial ownership in the Dodgers. And it’s no big secret that Lebron James wants in on owning a Las Vegas NBA franchise.
Welcome to town Tom. We can only imagine how awkward it is going to be when you walk down the hall and see Jimmy Garoppolo who once again has to live looking over his shoulder at you.