Kevin Garnett to buy shares in Roma

Updated: December 30, 2011, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett is about to become a limited shareholder in the American-owned Roma soccer club.

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.

Earlier this year, fellow NBA star LeBron James obtained a small stake in Liverpool from the Fenway Sports Group. The Garnett and James deals are linked because new Roma president Thomas DiBenedetto also is a limited partner in the Fenway group, which owns the Boston Red Sox baseball team.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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