Report: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are Now Part Owners of the Sixers

You can insert your Gettin’ Jiggy With It pun right here___________.

According to AP writer Dan Gelston, Will Smith and his wife, Jada, are investors in the new Sixers ownership group, which is led by Joshua Harris. Harris, 46, is the managing director and co-founder of Apollo Global Management, a private equity investment firm that owns Caesars Entertainment Corp., Norwegian Cruise Line, CKX – parent company of 19 Entertainment, which produces American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. The sale is official and the team will hold a press conference today at 11:30 at the Palestra.

No word on how much stake or involvement the Fresh Prince will have with the Sixers, but I’d imagine we’ll see a few more courtside sightings.

Back in 2006, Smith was part of a group that tried to buy the Sixers. 


18 Responses

  1. Will Smith owns part of the Sixers? I guess you could say:
    Big Willie Style’s all in it
    Gettin’ Iggy Wit It
    (See what I did there)

  2. Wish he woulda bought the Eagles, that being said, the kid Harris is from the area too and it’s always great to see local do wells money/interest come back to the city. You can bet if this city wasn’t on the rise bigtime this money would be headed elsewhere.

  3. Kyle-
    Stories about teams in a locked out league but still nothing from you about the Union??
    C’mon! You’re killing me/us!

  4. Will Smith is a complete phony, after first Sixers game (whenever that is), I’ll bet you’ll never see him at a game. Check that- I’ll bet you’ll still see him at more Lakers games than Sixers games.

  5. Wow, mentioning Uncle Tom and the Union in the same comment string. If we can just work in a comment about Lincoln Financial Field I can skip history class for the week.

  6. Yo, Jeff, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is being made into a movie. Does that fill your prescription? Heh!
    But seriously, Will and Harris sure came onboard at a rocky time, what with the ever increasing likelihood that the NBA season will be flushed. Oh, well, not my problem.

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