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Kevin Garnett to buy stake in Italian soccer club Roma

Dec 30, 2011, 9:43 AM EDT

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Not to be outdone by LeBron James (who owns a piece of Liverpool in the English Premiere League), Kevin Garnett has gotten into the European club ownership pool.

He is about to own a piece of Roma of the Serie A league in Italy, reports the Associated Press.

Roma confirmed to The Associated Press that Garnett accepted an offer from James Pallotta, one of the four Boston executives who closed a deal in August to become the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club. Pallotta also is a minority owner of the Celtics.

If I have to explain to you where Roma is based out of, well, you wouldn’t do well on any game shows hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

Currently, Roma is sixth in Italia standings, safely away from the relegation zone but not assuring themselves a spot in any of the major European club tournaments, either.

If we suddenly see Roma players clapping in the face of smaller opponents, we’ll know Garnett has been working with them.

KG should learn the name Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, too. Just trust me.

  1. cancionisimas - Dec 30, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Roma… they tried, unsuccesfully, to replicate the Barça style by hiring Luis Enrique “Lucho”, former Barça B coach and Pep Guardiola right hand. But Luis Enrique is a different kind of person and this club became a mess with the fight between Lucho and Totti, the great captian who is too old to lead the team but not enough to say goodbay. Luis Enrique buyed Osvaldo, nice forward but not elite, Bojan, a massive bust from La Masía (Barça school), and, by the way, José Angel, from Sporting de Gijón (the club where Lucho began his career as player). The great, GREAT, player in Roma is Lamela, an amazing young argentinian who Lucho doesn’t trust enaugh to make him play the big rol, or big minutes on big games.

    Just in case someone cares about it, fellas.

  2. beagle11 - Dec 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    They should adopt the name of “The Roma Fake Tough Guys”

  3. dirtydavis - Dec 30, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Psssh… How about buying food for the need

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