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Big Willy Styles has stepped up has is baller status. Following in the foot steps of Jay Z (not where rapping is concerned) Will Smith has become an NBA team owner. Alongside five others, Smith has invested to help save the struggling 76ers franchise.
Apparently they’re all struggling these days, not only making a profit, but making decisions on how to end the NBA lock out. Yesterday the owners and players met for 16 hours and weren’t able to come up with a solution. 16 hours! What the heck went on behind those doors for 16 hours, I’d sure love to know.
But let’s not rain on the 76ers parade with all that talk. The fact that Will Smith who is famously from Philly has invested in his beloved city is a big deal. And guard Evan Turner seems to think the same. He tweeted, “I think it’s dope that the Fresh Prince is one of our new owners. Maybe Willow can perform at halftime”.
Apparently Turner is a fan of Willow’s catalogue. Should Turner be referring to his technically new boss as the “Fresh Prince”? That show has been off the air for 15 years now, let’s move on. At least call him Hancock circa his 2008 film. And please, give Will some credit, he’s released four solo albums (Willenium anyone?). I think the man could throw down a tune or two if need be.
This is all good news for the league that may or may not see a season. It’s even better news for fans, as ticket prices will be slashed for their viewing enjoyment (a great distraction for us little guys as owners and players squabble how to divvy up their millions).
Jay Z who has already been fined by the NBA $50, 000 for illegal contact with University of Kentucky players last season should teach Will a thing or two about the biz.
Here’s a thought: maybe the league can reinvest all the money from various fines throughout the year into their ‘struggling” teams instead of donating it to these so called ‘various charities”.
Just an idea.
Thanks to REX for the image.