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Kevin Durant interested in the Philadelphia Union ... Philly’s MLS team?

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Saturday on an intriguing possibility: that Kevin Durant, through his Thirty-Five Ventures investment vehicle, might be interested in buying a stake in the Philadelphia Union, the City of Brotherly Love’s MLS team.

KD along with other Thirty Five Venture officials, traveled to Philadelphia Friday to meet with team owners Jay Sugarman and Richard Leibovitch at team headquarters in Chester, the Inquirer’s Jonathan Tannewald reported.

Neither Thirty Five Ventures nor Union ownership would offer comment beyond the Union spokesperson noting, “We entertained Thirty Five Ventures for a meeting with Union ownership.”

KD’s holding company invests in a range of sports, technology, media, and philanthropic entities.

While Durant was there, two people who work in the building tweeted photos of him walking through the lobby, the Inky reported. One of the pictures included Sugarman and Union manager Jim Curtin.

In October, The Athletic reported that he met twice with D.C. United, his hometown team: first in 2012, then in 2018. Neither effort resulted in a deal. In that same report, Tannewald noted, The Athletic said Durant might look into investing in a different MLS team.

If KD does invest in an MLS franchise, he would become the second person associated with the Nets to own a stake in an MLS franchise. Joe Tsai is a minority investor in the LA Football Club.