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PBA League /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Celeb team owners geared up for PBAL

geles Dodgers) or Justin Timberlake (Memphis Grizzlies), the price is a tad steep. A National Football League franchise will run you well over $1 billion. Major League Baseball? Most franchises are worth nearly that much. Nation- al Basketball Association teams hover in the $500 million range. Even the average National Hockey League franchise is worth nearly $300 million.

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A value has yet to be set on a franchise in the new Professional Bowlers Association League, but to hear the eight high-profi le celebs who’ve put their names behind the new league tell it, the sky’s the limit. “I couldn’t be more excited to be

welcomed into the PBA family with such a great, collaborative opportunity,” said actor Jesse Williams, star of the ABC-TV

series “Grey’s Anatomy” and an avid bowler. Williams became the eighth and fi nal owner of the PBAL when he agreed to ownership of the Brooklyn STyLES. “Here inside the Brooklyn STyLES organization, we’re eager to further promote the sport and, with the help of our tremendous athletes, bring a championship title to the great Borough of Brooklyn.”

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hat sports enthusiast celebrity wouldn’t want to own his or her own sports franchise? Unless you’re Jay-Z (Brooklyn Nets), Magic Johnson (Los An-

It All Adds Up Initial seeding for PBA League standings will be determined by the qualifying scores of each team member during the four Detroit Winter Swing events preceding league play.


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