After the Las Vegas Aces defeated the New York Liberty 99-82 in game one of the Finals, Aces star Kelsey Plum had some words for Tom Brady. As of last week, the ex-Patriots legend became an official minority owner of the Las Vegas Aces.
Las Vegas Aces owners Mark Davis and Tom Brady in the building for the WNBA Finals 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0CpBlR7hgH— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 8, 2023
Tom Brady is an official minority owner of the Las Vegas Aces
Back in March, it was announced that NFL legend Tom Brady purchased a share in the Las Vegas Aces. Last week, the WNBA officially announced Brady is an official minority owner of the Aces. Brady, 46, was seen sitting court side during game one with Aces and Raiders majority owner, Mark Davis.
Tom Brady now has an ownership interest with an organization who is in their second consecutive WNBA Finals. Brady is a 7x Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 3x NFL Most Valuable Player, Brady holds NFL records for Quarterback wins, career passing attempts, completions, touchdowns, and yards. Having a win loss record of 649-212, Brady threw for over 12,000 yards in his career. His recent ownership with the Aces joins his long list of business ventures. The Founder of TB12 is also a minority owner with the Las Vegas Raiders, as well as Birmingham City FC. He's also a team owner in the UIM, and an advisor at Delta Airlines. After Brady announcement his retirement, he signed a 10-year $375 deal with Fox Sports. He will join Fox Sports in the broadcast booth next season.
Brady is a fan of women's sports
Back in March, Brady announced his ownership with the Aces on X.
"I'm excited to announce I'm going to become part of the Las Vegas Aces organization, " said Brady in an X post. "I grew up with three older sisters. They were all incredible athletes in their own right, they were role models to me. It's where my love of women's sports began. "
Brady is often photographed with his family, sisters, and nieces in family and sporting events on Instagram. In 2019, Brady created a touching Instagram post, quoting, "Happy International Women's Day to my beautiful, and more importantly, STRONG wife, mother, sisters, nieces, and daughter. I'm so lucky to have surrounded by your endless love and support through my entire life, I love you all so much." Since this post, Brady and Bündchen have called it quits in their marriage.
Brady had some heartful words for the WNBA and the Aces organization. "I admire all the work the Aces players and staff, and what the WNBA continues to do to grow the sport and to empower the future generations of female athletes. I am ready to contribute in any way possible as a member of such a great organization. What an honor. "
The former NFL Quarterback has three children, including a daughter Vivian Lake with ex-wife Gisele Bündchen.
Kelsey Plum Jokes with Tom Brady
Kelsey Plum jokingly told Tom Brady who sat courtside for Game 1, “it’s about f—in time you showed up.”— Nick Hamilton (@NickHamilton213) October 8, 2023
Plum continued to express how she’s grateful that Brady invested into the Aces and women’s sports. #LVAces
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After the Aces victory over the Liberty, Vegas Guard Kelsey Plum spoke at the podium, next to head coach Becky Hammon. Game one had a sellout crowd of over 10,000 people, which included Tom Brady, LeBron James, alongside other celebrities. One member of the media asked Plum about Tom Brady's appearance, and "what it will take to get him barking on the big screen."
"I looked at him and I said, it's about effing time you showed up," said Plum post-game.
Kelsey Plum has nothing but love and respect for new owner Tom Brady.
"What I love about him is he just like, you already know," said Plum about Brady. "Super excited for his investment in our franchise. Understanding what that means for us in the growth of not just us, but the league, and putting eyes on us. I joke around, but man, like it's been really awesome to have him [Brady.] And I know he cares. He has daughters and nieces, that you know, play women's sports. He understands the investment that it takes. So, it's cool to be a part of."
Late Sunday Night, Brady Tweeted, "Nobody is safe from KP [Kelsey Plum] with a laughing emoji.
The Las Vegas Aces will matchup against the New York Liberty for game 2 on Oct. 11. Best of five games, Las Vegas has homecourt advantage before flying out to New York for game three, and possibly four.
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