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Top 5 Owner Possibilities For The Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics, Owner, Ownership, Stadium Rant

In a shocking turn of events, the majority owners of the Boston Celtics, led by Wyc Grousbeck, are putting their portion of the team up for sale. The announcement comes less than a month after the Celtics won their 18th NBA Championship. This marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

The expectations will be high for the next owner or ownership group, as fans in the northeast are consistently rated among the most passionate and the most fickle. Whoever takes over will be held up against those banners on a nightly basis. Here is a look at five potential owners who could afford the team, and handle the pressure.

1. John W Henry

John Henry, Owner, Boston Celtics, Stadium Rant

The Fenway Sports Group is helmed by billionaire John W Henry. Originally called New England Sports Ventures in 2001, their ownership of the Boston Red Sox led to breaking the curse of the Bambino in 2004, and a total of four World Series titles. They have the money and they know how to win.

Henry is no stranger to the pressures of winning in Massachusetts. He frequently draws the ire of Sox fans when the team is losing, or fails to sign a marquee free agent. FSG knows how to build a winner, and more importantly, knows how to build a winner in a region that doesn't attract much talent.

2. Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Boston Celtics, Owner, Ownership, Stadium Rant

The Celtics just re-signed star player Jayson Tatum to a 5-year extension worth $314 million. Last season they committed $285 million to Jaylen Brown. The Celtics are projected to be $68 million over the cap for the 2024-25 season. They need an owner who has money to burn.

Elon Musk is worth 12 figures, and that's even after taking a bath on the purchase of Twitter. This team may cost the new owner upwards of $5 Billion dollars, and Musk finds that much in his couch cushions. He will have no problem acquiring the team and paying the ginormous salaries that come with it.

3. Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, Owner, Ownership, Boston Celtics, Stadium Rant

The founder and creator of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is consistently neck-in-neck with Musk as the richest man in the world. He has amassed a fortune capable of buying all 30 NBA teams and having money left over. He can afford the Celtics and their salaries as easily as Musk, and while he may be hated by some, he is also seen more favorably than Musk in alot of eyes.

Bezos quit a great white-collar job to sell books out of his garage and turned that into an empire. One can only imagine what he can do if he is handed an empire like the Boston Celtics. State-of-the-art everything will be the norm for the players and the fans, who may not like the idea at first but will warm up to it when every seat at the Garden is a massage chair.

4. Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft, Owner, Boston Celtics, Stadium Rant

There may not be a more beloved owner in the history of Boston sports than Robert Kraft. A fan of the New England Patriots, he bought the team to avoid having them relocated, then hung six banners in Foxborough. He hangs out with Meek Mill and wears custom Air Jordans, so there is no doubt he will mesh well with the NBA culture.

This may be the most popular choice on this list, but the fact of the matter is, he is also the poorest owner on this list. With a net worth of just over $11 Billion (mostly the worth of the Patriots), he may not have the capital to buy and run an NBA franchise.

5. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson, Boston Celtics, Owner, Stadium Rant

There may not be a more enraging thought to Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers fans alike, than the idea of Magic Johnson owning the Boston Celtics. His Lakers teams did battle with Larry Bird and the Celtics all throughout the 80's, and Magic got the better of Boston. He won 5 titles to Bird's three, and while his smile is still captivating, Celtics fans don't want to see it during their press conferences.

His sports group already owns the LA Dodgers and has about as much money as an organization can have. They might actually rival the Saudi group that's been luring PGA players to the LIV Tour. They can easily afford the Celtics and the salaries, but it would be a cold day in Hell before this move would be accepted by the masses.


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