Jazz owner Dwyane Wade sits on the pitch for the Grizzlies playoff opener
Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, left, and Dwayne Wade, who bought a share of the squad, chat during a game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 16, 2021 (Courtesy of Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz co-owner Dwyane Wade attended the team’s opening round playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Jazz hosted the Grizzlies at the Vivint Arena on Sunday, May 23.
Wade sat on the field for the first few minutes of the contest.
The famous musical artist T-Pain was also present for Game One between the Grizzlies and the Jazz.
Wade became the minority owner of Jazz on April 16.
“Dwyane is not only a basketball legend, he’s also a great leader, businessman and human being,” said Ryan Smith, majority owner of Jazz, of Wade joining Jazz. “As we continue to build on the incredible legacy of the Utah Jazz franchise, we are excited to add Dwyane’s experience and expertise to the equation. Utah is an amazing place and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of the franchise and the future of this state. Dwyane’s influence will be important for both.
“The partnership with Ryan and the Utah Jazz is the perfect solution because we share the same vision and the same values,” Wade said in April. “Not only is this group focused on building a championship franchise, they are also committed to using their platform to do good and actively create a more inclusive and fair world.”
Utah’s game against Memphis is broadcast on TNT, AT&T SportsNet and 97.5 FM.