In West Philadelphia, born and raised, Will Smith now spends most of his days building Scientology schools – although he’s not a member – and throwing Marc Anthony awesome birthday parties at Miami Dolphins games. But much like Captain Steven Hiller, Smith is here to save the world, and of course by world I mean a NBA franchise. Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have purchased a minority share of the Philadelphia 76ers.
I can only pray to live in a world when a black man can one day purchase a majority. WELCOME TO EARFF, BILLBOARD!
According to CSN Philly, the couple acquired part of the team as it was being sold from Comcast-Spectacor to a group of investors led by multibillionaire Joshua Harris. Harris held a press conference at the Palestra on Tuesday morning to announce the plans of the team’s new ownership. “It is an honor to become part of this storied franchise. We have a lot of work to do, but we have a rich history, a strong foundation and a bright future,” says Harris.
And despite the fact that the lockout prohibits contact between owners and players, guard Evan Turner is already stoked about Smith’s purchase without even meeting the star of Wild Wild West.