For a record amount! Billionaire Mat Ishbia apparently buys Phoenix Suns

For a record amount!  Billionaire Mat Ishbia apparently buys Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns apparently have a new owner: As various US media reports, the US billionaire Mat Ishbia is to buy the franchise for the record sum of four billion dollars (around 3.77 billion euros). Also included is the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury around the returned Brittney Griner.

NBA legend Magic Johnson also took to social media to confirm that Ishbia, who he played basketball with in college in Michigan, is taking over the team. He had a great phone call with him “to congratulate him on buying the Phoenix Suns,” former Lakers player Johnson wrote on Twitter, warning the NBA competition: “All the other 29 teams better watch out because Mat is a Winner!”

Ishbia is taking over the Arizona team from controversial owner Robert Sarver. He announced the sale of the franchise in September after being banned for a year and fined $10 million for racism and misogyny.

Star player LeBron James, among others, then said that there was “no place in our league for such behavior”.

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