MLK III Considers Buying Part of Mets Team

January 31, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Martin Luther King III invoked the spirit of his late father as he confirmed his involvement in discussions to purchase a part of the New York Mets.  In a late-night statement released to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, King said that he hoped that the venture, if successful, would increase diversity among the owners in professional sports.  Major league baseball has no African-American owners.  “I believe in the merit and American value of creating an example,” King said in the statement, “and if I personally, or as part of a collective, can advance the vision of a more diverse ownership group in professional sports, domestically or internationally, then, like my father, I am prepared to act in that spirit.”

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