Houston Rockets legend Kenny Smith believes the chances of Beyonce becoming a part owner of the team are “very good” — and would immediately “change the whole dynamic of sports.” The singer is reportedly interested in buying a stake of the NBA team — with current owner Les Alexander recently announcing he’s looking to sell.
Pop superstar Beyonce, a Houston native, is mulling an investment in the National Basketball Association’s Rockets, according to people familiar with the matter. Rockets owner Les Alexander, a former bond trader, said last month he was selling the team amid a surge in franchise values across sports. The club’s popularity in China may push the sale price past the record $2 billion Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers three years ago.
She is one of the most influential celebrities, and on par with soccer star Lionel Messi, according to the Marketing Arm’s Celebrity DBI database. She ranks 150th out of more than 4,000 celebrities, and is particularly effective reaching females between the ages of 13 and 17. According to Forbes, Beyonce is second to Sean “Diddy” Combs on its 2017 list of highest-paid celebrities at $105 million. Her net worth is $350 million, Forbes said. Jay-Z is worth $810 million.
In the tidal wave of Super Bowl media coverage, of course we’re going to have people asking who Beyoncé identifies with most in the sports world. In fact, I’m surprised it took this long. From the video interview with ESPN: I definitely identify with Kobe Bryant, as far as his work ethic. I can always see that he’s focused. He works harder than I could ever imagine. It’s just like he’s in the zone. He’s just undeniable as far as his talent and his gift.