'This Stuff Is A Movie': Kyrgios Reflects On Co-Owning Basketball Team With NBA All-Star

'This Stuff Is A Movie': Kyrgios Reflects On Co-Owning Basketball Team With NBA All-Star

by Nurein Ahmed

Nick Kyrgios' love for basketball knows no bounds and he's even tried to bring the style and swagger on tennis courts.

Kyrgios' tennis outfits have some substance, often donning a basketball jersey-type on top of his compression shirt. Sometimes, he also wears an arm sleeve which is a common gear for basketball players that is majorly attributed to prevent injuries related to tennis elbow.

Because of his fondness for the sport, Kyrgios turned it into an investment, when earlier this year he joined the ownership group of NBL outfit the South East Melbourne Phoenix, which plies its trade in Australia. He is also an investor in Miami PC of the Major League Pickleball.

Kyrgios co-owns the Melbourne-based team together with former Washington Wizards player John Wall and several other NBA players. He has been courtside in many basketball games while he is away from the tennis tour and is a diehard Boston Celtics fan.

And on Sunday, the part owners (Kyrgios and Wall) were in town to watch Melbourne Phoenix fall to a shock loss against crosstown rivals Melbourne United (83-92) inside the John Cain Arena - one of the three main courts at the Australian Open tennis tournament.

After the match, Kyrgios took to Instagram to share his immense pride in making such a sound business decision and having such a prominent network of partners, terming the whole moment as a "movie".

"Man every day I look back on my journey and how far I've come, and sometimes I don't believe it. Walking into packed out stadiums watching an nbl team that I'm a part owner in, next to one of the dopest nba players. This stuff is a movie man, I'm honestly blessed and so grateful. Proud of myself fr."

Kyrgios will be on duty in tennis throughout the week as a guest commentator for Tennis Channel's coverage of the ATP Finals in Turin. The 28-year-old cannot play at the moment due to injuries and cast doubt about appearing at next year's Australian Open in a recent interview.


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