Wednesday 22nd November 2017,
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New Houston Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta Would Love for Beyoncé to Be Part of Team’s Ownership Group

New Houston Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta Would Love for Beyoncé to Be Part of Team’s Ownership Group

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Tillman Fertitta, CEO and owner of Landry’s, Inc., agreed to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander on Tuesday for an NBA-record $2.2 billion.

One of his first orders of business: Letting Beyoncé know he would love for her to join the ownership group in some way.

The singer/songwriter/dancer/actress previously expressed interest in purchasing a stake in the team. So, naturally, TMZ caught up with Fertitta to ask him about it, to which he responded (via USA Today‘s Alysha Tsuji):

“Beyoncé’s a wonderful, wonderful ambassador for Houston. To have anybody like Beyoncé to join my team in some capacity, I would truly appreciate. Beyoncé is Beyoncé. She’s our most favored woman in Houston. It’d be great to have her involved in any way.”

Good response, Tillman. Not that he could have said anything else. I mean, why wouldn’t he want the 36-year-old Houston native involved with the team? She apparently wants to do it, and having her affiliated with the franchise will bring in fans of hers to root for the Rockets. And more support is never a bad thing.
Plus, let’s face it, Fertitta could probably use the financial backing. As EMJ Capital’s Eric Jackson noted:

Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z have seen their collective net worth climb above $1 billion, according to CNN. So if Fertilla is really interested in minority stake holders—particularly high-profile ones—Beyoncé has both the means and motive to join his venture.

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