LOS ANGELES (AP) — 1 / 4 century after being famously excluded from the cult favourite online game NBA Jam, Michael Jordan is investing in esports.
Jordan on Thursday was introduced as an investor with aXiomatic, a serious esports possession group whose properties embrace powerhouse franchise Workforce Liquid.
The board at aXiomatic consists of Ted Leonsis, proprietor of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, and Peter Guber, co-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jordan, proprietor of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, was notably not a part of the 1993 hit NBA Jam after he opted out of the gamers affiliation’s group license.
The Corridor of Famer continued to be a online game holdout of types as an government – the Hornets are amongst 9 NBA franchises that haven’t joined the NBA 2K League.
The scale of Jordan’s funding aXiomatic was not disclosed. Esports funding is not unusual for NBA stars and executives. Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal and Mark Cuban are amongst many to make related strikes.