Who is Myles Garrett, Browns $125 million DE becomes minority owner and ambassador for Cavs?

In the NFL among defensive linemen, Myles Garrett’s name will undoubtedly be included at the top due to his physique, commitment to the squad, and falcon-like arms that have helped the Cleveland Browns win game after game. Nevertheless, as many of his league mates keep making headlines for their business ventures, Garrett also feels motivated to secure his off-field life the way he is securing his team from the opposite team on the field.

He began making investments in a Major League Pickleball team earlier this year. This year, the athlete decided to expand the range of his business, which he succeeded by acquiring a minority stake in an NBA franchise.

Who is Myles Garrett?

Myles Garrett set about his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns after being picked by them in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Since his rookie season, he emerged as one of the strong walls for the Browns team being their 2017 Maurice Bassett Award winner. The award is awarded to the team’s most outstanding rookie during training camp.

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The teammate of Deshaun Watson, who recently suffered consecutive injuries, has been with the Browns for his whole professional career, winning many honors in the process. Among the league’s most formidable defensive ends, he went on to be the third-fastest player to amass 50 career sacks, only surpassed by Hall of Famers Derrick Thomas and Reggie White.

The native of Texas became the first player from the Browns to make three Pro Bowls since Bill Glass did so four times in the 1960s. This season, following his effort against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7, he was selected the AFC defensive player of the week.

Garrett invests in Cavaliers

Myles Garett’s lucrative $125 million deal has prompted the player to build a prolific business profile. The football player recently added a minority stake at the Cleveland Cavaliers as one of his business ventures as the NBA team announced on Wednesday.

Besides, he will appear as a “brand ambassador” of the team. The purchase details of the Browns defensive end were kept under wraps.

Dan Gilbert, the Cavaliers’ majority owner, said he hoped Myles’ leadership both on and off the court will help the team achieve more success. Additionally, he voiced optimism that the 27-year-old’s collaborative commitment will benefit the region in the future.

“As a leader on and off the field, Myles has become a Cleveland icon and shares in our organization’s commitment to being a transformative force for good across the region. We are honored to welcome this long-time friend of the team as our new partner and investor. Myles’ passion and commitment to the city he loves will allow us to reach new communities and continue to build the successful future of this franchise.”

Garrett’s passion for the NBA and his deep relationship with the Cavaliers organization during his stay in northeast Ohio drove him to make this decision.

According to CBS Sports, the player made an appearance in the Las Vegas Summer League to demonstrate his outstanding dunking abilities. His connections to the NBA team and the city were further cemented when he took part in the 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Cleveland.

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