The Fresh Prince is returning to his roots. As Will Smith so famously rapped in the shows theme song, “in West Philadelphia I was born and raised,” the actor is now part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Smith and his wife Jada are apart of a group led by Joshua Harris, who purchased the team from Comcast-Spectacor.
The couple and owners’ first order of business? Slashing ticket prices! At yesterday’s press conference, team CEO Adam Aron said,“I’m announcing today that going forward, we are slashing – and I mean slashing – ticket prices on individual game tickets on just under 9,000 seats at the Wells Fargo Center for each and every Sixers home game.”
Forbes valued the 76ers at $330 million, which is 17th in the league. The couple have a combined networth of $200 million. Despite the NBA lockout, Will Smith has saved the world on multiple occasions, so finding a CBA agreement should be no problem!