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NBA star Garnett investing in AS Roma

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09:46 AM ET 12.31 | Celtics star Kevin Garnett will be announced as an investor in AS Roma, the Italian Serie A soccer club recently purchased by a US group that includes owners Thomas DiBenedetto (Red Sox) and James Pallotta (Celtics). Garnett will hold a minor stake in Roma LLC, 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.

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December 31, 2011  10:56 AM ET

I wonder why the NBA needs to approve such a measure? Does AS Roma have an affiliated pro basketball team?

Or is this just a simple review by the NBA to ensure that this deal wouldn't be a "conflict of interest" case?

As it stands- I love the fact that two inner-city icons of one sport are venturing off into investing in another international sport.

The world is getting smaller, my friends.

December 31, 2011  11:08 AM ET

What is Lebron's investment with Liverpool?

December 31, 2011  09:11 PM ET

I wonder if the first change will be scrapping their usual proof-of-entry and instead handing out Big Tickets.... oh snap!

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