The Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, is on his way to making heavy career decisions. Only this time, it is not related to tennis. Kyrgios’ love for the Boston Celtics is well-known amongst his fans. The Australian pride once went so far as to say that he intentionally lost tennis matches if the Celtics lost. However, you will never guess where Kyrgios’ obsession with NBA led him next.

Nick Kyrgios is now in the “advanced talks” to take up the South East Melbourne Phoenix as a co-owner. If the deal gets through, Nick will own the Australian professional basketball team with John Wall, Zach Randolph, Al Harrington, Josh Childress, and Dante Exum. Meanwhile, this decision is facing major backlash from some NBL fans. They have threatened to boycott the league if Nick co-owns the team.

Is Nick Kyrgios making a wise investment?


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More details about this decision will be related to the media in a joint press conference on Thursday. Kyrgios and Tommy Greer, the CEO of Phoenix, will elaborate on the final stance of Kyrgios joining the franchise. Fans await a major announcement from Kyrgios regarding this major decision after Stein, an ESPN NBA correspondent, tweeted details regarding this take-over.

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“Kyrgios would join a Romie Chaudhari-led ownership group that includes John Wall, Zach Randolph, Al Harrington, Josh Childress, and Dante Exum,” the NBA insider tweeted.

The 27-year-old Kyrgios is currently in Melbourne. He is prepping for the Australian Open next week.

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His fans are surely expecting a great performance in the AO from World No 21. However, this sudden news about his co-ownership has caused visible digressions.


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Fans are not taking Kyrgios kindly on this

After Stein published his tweet, NBL fans did not respond kindly to the update. They have gone so far as to say that in the event of Kyrgios confirming his co-ownership, they will no longer support the team.

Kyrgios’ love for the game was clearly palpable when he took part in the Starlight Celebrity Game 2022 for the Sydney Kings. However, the tennis star is more inclined towards the Boston Celtics as he confesses. 


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As Nick told the Tennis Channel, he has “thrown tennis matches” when the Celtics did not have a good game. He also gave a shout-out to his opponents when he said that playing against him on a bad day for Celtics will ensure them a fair chance to clinch victory.

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