Garnett will hold a minor stake in Roma SPA, which is quoted on the Milan Borsa, pending approval by the NBA. Garnett’s investment will be similar to the one made by Miami’s LeBron James with Liverpool FC, according to a club source.
The Boston-based ownership group – NEEP Holding (which stands for their North End, Everett, and Peabody bases) is hoping to elevate Roma, which last won the Serie A scudetto in 2001, by increasing its global popularity and seeking to move the team out of the Stadio Olimpico to a new stadium.
Garnett is a knowledgeable soccer fan, close with prominent international players such as Didier Drogba of Chelsea, and plays the game as part of his off-season conditioning program.
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