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.