Seven-time Super Bowl champion and former quarterback Tom Brady has acquired an ownership stake in the reigning WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, pending league approval.
Brady, who retired Feb. 1 after 23 seasons, five Super Bowl MVP awards and numerous passing records, is joining majority owner Mark Davis, who also owns the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders.
"I am very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Aces organization," Brady, 45, said in a statement Thursday. "My love for women's sports began at a young age when I would tag along to all my older sisters' games -- they were by far the best athletes in our house! We celebrated their accomplishments together as a family, and they remain a great inspiration to me.
"I have always been a huge fan of women's sports, and I admire the work that the Aces' players, staff, and the WNBA continue to do to grow the sport and empower future generations of athletes. To be able to contribute in any way to that mission as a member of the Aces organization is an incredible honor."
Brady had attended the Aces' home win over the Connecticut Sun on May 31, 2022.
"Since I purchased the Aces, our goal has been to win on and off the court," Davis, who bought the team prior to the 2021 season, said in a statement. "Tom Brady is a win not only for the Aces, and the WNBA, but for women's professional sports as a whole."
Brady played in the Super Bowl 10 times and was a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player in the regular season and 15-time Pro Bowl selection. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots (six Super Bowl titles) before joining the Buccaneers ahead of the 2020 season, when he won his seventh.
Brady is the owner of the most Super Bowl championships (seven) plus all-time NFL records for most regular-season wins by a quarterback (251), most postseason wins by a QB (35), most passes completed (7,753), most pass attempts (12,050), most passing yards (89,214) and most passing touchdowns (649).
--Field Level Media