LIFESTYLE — 06 September 2012
Justin Timberlake: New Minority Owner of the Memphis Grizzlies

This has officially gotten out of hand.

The amount of celebrities, who have absolutely no ties to sports, that are part owners of professional sports franchises is overwhelming. From the Williams sisters, to Jennifer Lopez, to Will Smith, to Usher – to name a few.

But now Justin Timberlake? Really?

Robert Pera, prospective new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, has recruited a famous Memphian to be part of his ownership group: Justin Timberlake.

 Sources with knowledge of the arrangement said Thursday that Timberlake, one of the NBA’s most prominent celebrity fans and a Memphis native, has committed to joining Pera’s team of minority partners as the sale of the franchise from Michael Heisley to the 34-year-old technology magnate nears completion.

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