NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Draymond Inexperienced are shopping for a pickleball staff.
Main League Pickleball is increasing from 12 to 16 groups – and the group of NBA all-stars will spearhead one of many 4 new organizations.
“Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport within the nation, constructing communities in cities and cities everywhere in the world,” MLP Founder Steve Kuhn mentioned in a assertion.
“This funding and the platform that this group offers will considerably assist us with our objective to achieve 40 million pickleball gamers by 2030.”
Kuhn’s projections for mass-popular pickleball could also be a bit optimistic – however there’s actually some cash within the endeavor; the 2023 MLP season will function six tournaments with complete prizes value greater than $2 million.