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Jazz Owner Dwyane Wade Sits Courtside For Opening Playoff Game Against Grizzlies

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, left, and Dwayne Wade, who bought a share of the team, talk during a game at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 16, 2021. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz part-owner Dwyane Wade attended the team’s opening game of the first round postseason series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Jazz hosted the Grizzlies at Vivint Arena on Sunday, May 23.

Wade sat courtside during the opening minutes of the contest.

Famous music artist T-Pain was also in attendance for Game One between the Grizzlies and Jazz.

Wade became a minority owner of the Jazz on April 16.

“Dwyane is not only a basketball legend, he is also a great leader, businessman, and human being,” Jazz majority owner Ryan Smith said of Wade joining the 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 thrilled about the future of the franchise and the future of this state. Dwyane’s influence will be important to both.”

“Partnering with Ryan and the Utah Jazz is the perfect fit as we share the same vision and 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, equitable world.”

Utah’s game against Memphis is broadcast on TNT, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.