*As unlikely as this may sound, but the son of the greatest Civil Rights leader of all time is considering buying a piece of the New York Mets baseball team.
Martin Luther King III has joined former Met player Ed Kranepool and others to explore the idea of purchasing at least a 50 percent share of the team, according to the NY Post.
If this all goes down the way King, 53, would like, he will be the team’s first Black owner.
“It’s fitting with the legacy of Jackie Robinson essentially transferring to the Mets, what better place to have African-American ownership than with the Mets?” said TV executive Larry Meli, who is also contemplating the buy.
The Mets opened up 25 percent of the team to buyers/investors in order to pay off debts from the Bernie Madoff scheme. The team is currently valued at $858 million.