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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his longtime business partner Maverick Carter are buying a professional pickleball team, the Austin, Texas-based Major League Pickleball announced.

“The new ownership group announced today brings unparalleled experience and impact across sports, media, entertainment, and branding,” the league said in a statement.

“With this group, MLP aims to expand the community beyond its current participants into more diverse communities globally.”