"I've seen Shaq do it in Sacramento. I've seen Grant Hill do it in Atlanta. I've seen Jordan do it in Charlotte. If this partnership is going to be anything like my relationship is with Ryan, there are going to be a lot of things that I'll want to be involved in."

The four-time NBA champion is making an investment into not only one of baseball's most storied franchises, "but also the New England Sports Network, Concord, North Carolina-based Roush Fenway Racing, and Fenway Sports Management's primary venture group," according to Front Office Sports.