Monday, January 31, 2011
by Jess Estremera
Late Sunday night, Martin Luther King III released a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution confirming his interest in buying into the NY Mets organization. "I believe in the merit and American value of creating an example, and if I personally, or as part of a collective, can advance the vision of a more diverse ownership group in professional sports, domestically or internationally, then, like my father, I am prepared to act in that spirit," King said in the statement to the newspaper. "... There has been a lot of discussion and speculation about my participation in the acquisition of the New York Mets. The public release of those discussions was premature." Major League baseball currently does not have any black owners. King reportedly plans to meet with Mets officials later this week. I hope this deal works out. The Mets could use some good PR right about now and some reputable ownership.