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Up Front Jay-Z couldn’t have sounded

more enthusiastic. Williams joined actor/comedian

Chris Hardwick and tennis legend Billie Jean King as the fi nal three owners of PBAL franchises. The PBAL will get underway with a live telecast Sunday, Jan. 27, at Thunderbowl in Allen Park, Mich. Basketball star Chris Paul, football star LaMarr Woodley, former NFL greats Jerome Bettis and Terrell Owens, and actor/comedian Kevin Hart are the other owners. The carefully orchestrated

move to connect a diverse group of likeable celebs, young and old, to the budding league could pay huge dividends in the long run. At least that’s the hope of PBA Commissioner Tom Clark. “While all eight owners are

obviously extremely talented,” said Clark, “above all, they are incredibly admirable people. They have amazing work ethics, are involved in charitable causes, are among the most fan-friendly celebrities and, to top it off , have some of the best smiles on the planet. The PBA is proud to be affi liated with the group and inspired by their passionate interest in the PBA.” Perhaps the most interesting addition was King, the former tennis champion, women’s sports advocate and co-owner of World


OWNER: Terrell Owens

TEAM: Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla. (Capt) Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla. Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore. Mike Machuga, Erie, Pa.

SUPPLEMENTAL PLAYER: Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind.


OWNER: Kevin Hart

TEAM: Bill O’Neill, Langhorne, Pa. (Capt) Mika Koivuniemi, Finland Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio Mike DeVaney, Hemet, Calif. Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C.

SUPPLEMENTAL PLAYER: Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas


OWNER: Chris Paul


Jason Belmonte, Australia (Capt) Wes Malott, Pfl ugerville, Texas Andres Gomez, Colombia Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J. Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev.

SUPPLEMENTAL PLAYER: Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela

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OWNER: Billie Jean King

TEAM: Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo. (Capt) Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C. Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif. Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y.

SUPPLEMENTAL PLAYER: Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J.

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