Fertitta brought up some humorous options such as buying a spaceship (could $2.2 billion actually buy you your own spaceship?) and even mentioned looking at other leagues. While he said he wishes he could own the Houston Astros, who are in the middle of an amazing postseason run right now, it was interesting that he compared the NBA and NFL side-by-side and determined the NBA was the best purchase. “I would’ve been scared to pay $2.2 billion for an NFL franchise at this point,” Fertitta said. “The NBA is where it’s at.”
Carmelo Anthony didn’t know where to begin. Puerto Rico. The NFL protests. The endless tweets from President Trump that add to the growing fear Anthony has for people who look like him. But as the 10-time All-Star surveyed the surreal scene at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday, his trade from the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder having been finalized just in time for training camp, he became the latest professional athlete to express his frustration with the current administration.