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Russell Wilson Rumors

Therabody, a leading technology-enabled health & wellness company famous for their percussion massage gun “Theragun,” announced yesterday that they are taking outside capital for the first time since the company was founded in 2016. The interesting part? The investor list is insane, including more than 100 of the most influential names in sports, entertainment, and business. Here are a few of the investors: Jay-Z, Aaron Rodgers, Kevin Durant, Russell Wilson & Ciara, DeAndre Hopkins, James Harden, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Will Compton, Maria Sharapova, Marcus Stroman, Cody Bellinger, Bobby Wagner, Sam Darnold, DK Metcalf.
A slew of big name entrepreneurs and celebrities are really circling the drain with their latest investment. Led by Greycroft Partners, a who’s who of celebrity investors, including Mark Cuban, Marc Benioff, Iron Man and Pepper Potts (er… Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow), Uber’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, and founder Hadi Partovi are investing $3 million into the new toilet paper brand Cloud Paper. (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara, serial-entrepreneur Grant Ries, Muse Capital, Ashley and Marc Merrill and The Chainsmokers’ Mantis VC are also backing the company) Why? Because they’re hoping to save the environment.
On Thursday, Wilson said he plans to have an ownership stake in the basketball team, should the NBA return to Seattle. “Yeah, I will. Yes, for sure,” Wilson said. “It’s going to be an exciting thing. “I met Chris a few years ago, and we were having a great conversation. … I’ve told you guys I’ve been really authentic about wanting to own a team one day and being a part of something really special and doing that. And even though I’m young, I definitely have a business mindset. And I want to be able to help people and give back and help change this community, continue to change this community for the better.”
6 years ago via ESPN
Storyline: Seattle Team?
Russell Wilson: I became a SuperSonics fan by playing NBA Jam and watching them on SportsCenter and NBA Inside Stuff. I loved their name. I loved their colors. I loved Kemp and Payton, and then in later years, I loved watching Ray Allen swish corner threes with that perfect form. Even though we lived in Virginia, I got a Sonics jersey one Christmas and I used to put it on and go play hoops out in front of the house, pretending I was Gary Payton. I’m not going to lie, though. Some days I’d put on my Bulls jersey and stick my tongue out and pretend I was MJ, too. I was flexible.