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TASS, June 16. Basketball “Brooklyn” Kevin Durant bought a 5% stake in the club North American Major League soccer (MLS) Philadelphia. About it reports a press-service of the club.
Durant also has the right to repurchase 5% of the shares in the near future.
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“I am delighted to be a partner of football club “Philadelphia”. My team and I immediately found a common bond with the coaching staff and the club owners, the history of the team,” said Durant.
“Philadelphia” was founded in 2008. Last season the club achieved the best result in history, finishing in fifth place in the regular season and reached the Eastern conference semifinals. Season MLS 2020 was suspended in March after two conducted tours for pandemic coronavirus.
Durant has twice won the playoffs in the NBA, four times became the most productive player of the regular championship, and in 2014 received the award for most valuable player of the season. Forward 10 times participated in Matches of stars of NBA and was twice recognized as the best basketball player the star of the weekend. Five times he was included in the first all-star teams at the end of the season and three times in the second. Together with team USA, he twice won the Olympic games and one world championship.