A certain comment from Brian Davis has gotten fans talking amid the former NBA player’s quest to secure an NFL team.
Davis, who was a star at Duke and was a member of two National Championship-winning teams, played a single season in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves before heading abroad.
He’s now looking to purchase the Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder, having made a $7 billion bid marking the highest the current owner has received so far. It’s been reported that Snyder has already agreed to sell to Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris, so Davis is unlikely to be successful despite his significantly higher offer.
There are also questions pertaining to where the money will come from. And the 52-year-old addressed rumors of Saudi funding while speaking to WUSA’s Darren Haynes, insisting that his money comes from “white people.”
“My money comes from white people . . . who are Jewish, Italian, and Sicilian,” he noted, sparking rife reactions on Twitter.
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Davis was also quizzed on the fact that he has been named in multiple lawsuits over the years, including one in which he and his former Duke and Timberwolves teammate Christian Laetner were sued by Scottie Pippen for not paying back a loan after they failed in an attempt to buy the Memphis Grizzlies.
The ex-basketball player admitted to making business mistakes but pointed out that he’s never filed for bankruptcy, while he sold his assets to ensure he was square with everyone.
“I have made business mistakes,” he explained. “But in terms of character integrity, what I can say is that, unlike most, I didn’t file bankruptcy.”
“I actually sold my assets to pay everyone back. So, I would like to apologize to the public or anyone else that I have offended, or I gave harm. But the idea is that I’m a stand-up person, and I sold the asset to pay everyone back, and I’ve moved forward.”
Davis will be the NFL’s first black team owner should he manage to acquire the Commanders. However, as noted above, that’s thought to be unlikely.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.