Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore Finalizing Deal to Purchase Timberwolves
After failing in his bid to purchase the New York Mets, it appears that Alex Rodriguez has shifted his focus to the basketball world. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Rodriguez has joined forces with billionaire Marc Lore to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wojnarowski noted that current owner Glen Taylor would maintain control of the team until 2023.
Rodriguez and then-fiancee Jennifer Lopez were in the running to purchase the Mets; however, they were outbid by Steve Cohen. Rodriguez and Lopez have since split, but Rodriguez was able to find a new partner to continue his pursuit of owning a professional sports franchise.
A-Rod started his baseball career with the Mariners and there are longstanding rumors connecting the NBA back to the Pacific Northwest. With the Seattle Kraken’s newly minted arena nearly complete, it won’t be long before the rumors start to fly.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have no conceivable chance at taking a run at the NBA Finals this year and are listed as +25000 long shots to win it all.