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Basketball legend Bird buys stake in NWSL’s Gotham FC

After almost two decades starring in the WNBA, the star is ready to switch sports

Women’s basketball legend Sue Bird has entered the world of football after buying a minority stake in NJ/NY Gotham FC. The NWSL team is currently in its second season as Gotham, having been known as Sky Blue FC prior to the 2021 season.

Bird, meanwhile, is preparing for life after basketball, having already announced that she will retire from the WNBA at the end of the current season after 19 years starring with the Seattle Storm – while she already holds a close connection to football through her relationship with USWNT idol Megan Rapinoe.

What did Gotham say about latest investor?

“NJ/NY Gotham FC today announced that four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird has become a minority investor in the franchise,” the club explained in a statement published on its official website on Friday.

“She joins an ownership…


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