How much do athletes from Curry to Osaka Naomi love NFT

September 6th   NBA star Stephen Curry (Stephen Curry) bought an NFT in Bored Ape Yacht Club with USD 180,000 worth of ETH , sparking heated discussions in the crypto community and the basketball community. In addition, there are several other NBA and NFL athletes also bought bored ape (Bored Apes) NFT and the other based on Ethernet Square NFT popular collectibles.


You know Curry because his Golden State Warriors have won three NBA championships, or you saw him in Holey Moley or Subway advertisements of ABC Company. But if you follow him on Twitter now, the profile picture you see is no longer his face: you will see an NFT collection from Bored Ape Yacht Club.

Curry is one of the recent purchase of a “boring ape” NFT famous athlete, he used a $ 180,000 ether coins purchased NFT Ethernet Square on a block chain. Bored Ape Yacht Club, which claims to be a membership club, has generated a large number of transactions since its launch at the end of April: the transaction volume is approximately US$397 million. You know, the price of the cheapest NFT floor you can buy on the NFT market platform OpenSea has exceeded $157,000. Once you have these NFTs, it means you will have certain rights, such as additional free NFTs subsequently launched by Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club.


As a famous athlete of Bored Ape Yacht Club, Stephen Curry is not alone. Some other NBA and NFL players have also invested in other popular NFT collections, such as CryptoPunks, World of Women and Koala Intelligence Agency. NFT is like a receipt for digital goods. Famous athletes are buying NFT images from a series of popular art collections.

NBA player Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans is also one of the most avid NFT collectors in the league. By following his Twitter account, you can find that he already has a CryptoPunks avatar, which can be regarded as the most valuable NFT profile picture (worth more than $1 billion).

And just last month, Josh Hart also proposed the idea of ​​splitting a single “boring ape” NFT, which means that more investors will have the opportunity to own a part of it, and may continue from it. Benefit from rising value. In addition, on Sunday, he also posted a picture from Mutant Ape Yacht Club on Twitter, which is a new collection just launched on the weekend.

NBA player Tyrese Haliburton from the Sacramento Kings also shared the NFT picture of the Bored Ape Yacht Club Koala Intelligence Agency he bought. It is reported that the Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball (LaMelo Ball) is also the owner of the “boring ape” NFT, but he did not use it as a Twitter profile picture. At the same time, the Phoenix Suns’ Javale McGee also tweeted over the weekend that he was recommended to purchase World of Women’s NFT as his first encrypted collection.


Earlier this year, many NBA players revealed that they are fans of Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot NFT collection platform. The platform became popular in February and March and has accumulated more than $703 million in sales so far (according to CryptoSlam statistics). Players such as Tyler Herro, Damion Lee and Terry Rozier are well-known collectors, while McGee and other players such as Andre Iguodala and Spencer Dinwiddie are investors in Dapper.

At the same time, both retired and active NFL stars are very interested in Bored Ape Yacht Club. Professional player Dez Bryant (Dez Bryant) is launching an athlete NFT program called Personal Corner. It is worth mentioning that he is a well-known supporter of Boring Ape, who has posted and collected many collections on Twitter. And on the last day of Kobe Bryant (Kobe Bryant) alive, he also received a pair of Lazy Lions, as well as several Avastars NFT and a personal picture of Creature World.

In addition, there are many retired and active players from the Denver Broncos who have also joined the “boring ape” NFT. Among them, linebacker Von Miller announced in early August that he had purchased the “boring ape” NFT. Prior to this, opener Brandon McManus and retired Broncos player Taylor Both Tyler Polumbus and Brandon Stokley also made purchases. In fact, Pollenbus said on Twitter that he once owned three “boring ape” NFTs, and then sold one of them to Stockley. Not only that, Pollenbus also stated that he owns Micah Johnson’s Aku NFT collection and posted a tweet about Alphabetty NFT.


We have seen that the collection of NFTs by famous athletes has become popular, and it is also a general trend for athletes to release their own NFTs. In addition to the NBA Top Shot and Major League Baseball NFT launched by Candy Digital and Topps, the startup of NFL quarterback player Tom Brady is also involved in the NFT business. In addition, athletes such as NFL star Rob Gronkowski and tennis professional Naomi Osaka also released their own NFT collections.

Now, athletes are not just publishing their own NFTs: they are also buying popular products to cater to the market-at the same time they don’t forget to join the collectors club.


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