Tennis star Kyrgios acquires Australian basketball team

On Thursday, tennis star Nick Kyrgios became a part-owner of Australian basketball club South East Melbourne Phoenix, saying he was excited to help the team grow.
The 27-year-old has been a long-time fan of the sport and joins an ownership group that includes Los Angeles Clippers player John Wall.

Kyrgios, who is known for his fiery personality, is close friends with the team's owner, Romie Chaudhari, and said he was thrilled to be involved.

"I love the vision he shared with me, and my team and I are really impressed with the organization's accomplishments in such a short period of time," the Australian, a Boston Celtics fan, said.

"I know there is a lot I can do to help the franchise grow.

Kyrgios, an Australian tennis player, will face an assault charge.
"I'm especially looking forward to visiting South East Melbourne, meeting the team and fans, and collaborating with the city's youth."

Outside of the NBA, the 10-team NBL is widely regarded as one of the best basketball leagues in the world.

Kyrgios' purchase of the Phoenix Suns is his latest venture into sports team ownership.

He recently joined Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka in investing in a Miami-based franchise in the United States' new Major League Pickleball.

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