Tom Brady has announced he is joining the Las Vegas Aces, acquiring a stake in the WNBA defending champions from team owner – and Raiders owner – Mark Davis. The legendary quarterback, who recently retired from the NFL, expressed on Twitter his enthusiasm for being part of the organization. Brady has been a long-time supporter of women’s sports, citing his older sisters who were all athletes.
The acquisition requires league approval, and Commissioner Cathy Engelbert welcomed Brady’s interest and support, claiming it is a win for the Aces, the WNBA and female professional sports as a whole. The move comes as Las Vegas is evolving into a sports city, with teams in three major professional sports, and potential expansion franchises or relocating teams mentioned. LeBron James discussed the city’s potential as a sports hub last month, noting the ‘great things’ happening in the sports scene.