Dodgers owners have a long history of trying to expand their horizons. Especially lately. That was proven when Todd Boehly won the bid to purchase the historic Chelsea Football Team. And now, we have another co-owner looking to purchase a big team.
Dodgers co-owner Alan Smolinksky is teaming up with Nike Co-founder Phil Knight to bid on the Portland Trailblazers. That bid is north of $2 billion for a franchise that has very much struggled to decide what they want to do over the last few years.
But the fact that Nike is involved means that the team will likely want to stick around Portland. So if they win this bid, that will be the second time this year that a Dodgers co-owner would purchase an iconic team. Could it happen?
Other Dodgers News
The Dodgers could be very close to getting Clayton Kershaw back into the mix. While he has been out with a sore back, Kersh is set to take a big step this weekend. He will throw in a rehab game with the Rancho Quakes this week and could rejoin the team after that.
Trea Turner has a 24-game hitting streak going right now, but you wouldn’t know it based on his reaction. Always the professional, Turner just talked about the fact that streaks come and go and that he wasn’t going to be too focused on it.