The Houston Rockets are for sale. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, 74, announced he was selling the billion-dollar franchise Monday.
The team may have a potential buyer in the Hip Hop arena. Travis Scott expressed interest in the Houston Rockets comment section on IG.
He wrote, “I’m buying.”
Travis Scott, who has a net worth of $8 million, is going to have to come with some serious cash if he wants to outbid other potential buyers.
Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry’s Inc. – one of the nation’s largest restaurant corporations – has a net worth of $3.1, and has also expressed interest in purchasing the team, KRIV-TV reports.
“I’ve always had an interest in the Rockets,” Fertitta told KRIV-TV in Houston. “It’s one of Houston’s four major teams. It would be exciting. This is my home. I’ve looked at other teams, but it’s hard to be involved with another team when Houston is your home.”
Fertitta told KTRK-TV he’d consider purchasing the team by himself if the numbers were right.
“If it’s an unreasonable number, I’ll pull a group together, and if it’s a crazy number, I won’t participate,” he said.
Fertitta almost became the owner of the Rockets in 1993 after he offered to buy the team for a cool $81 million, ESPN reports. But Alexander outbid him after purchasing the team for $85 million.
The Rockets is currently the NBA’s fourth-most valuable franchise with an estimated worth of $1.65 billion, Forbes reports.