According to Business Insider, NBA star, Steve Curry, became part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club in August 2021, when he purchased one of the unique assets for a whopping 55 ETH (approx. $180,000 at the time).
As the Dallas Mavericks owner, he has been influential in introducing Bitcoin and other associated cryptocurrencies to the NBA. For example, he took to Twitter in September 2021 to show off his new “Manic Pixie Dream Ape (#2047).”
He has already launched several Ethereum music NFTs and is involved with the Bored Ape Yacht Club series in more than one capacity. Not only did he buy ape #590, but he has recently launched Ape-In Productions.
The now-retired four-time NBA champion still lives the high life and has joined the ranks of many influential NFT owners. For example, he recently spent close to $20,000 on the Bored Ape Yacht Club spin-off series – Mutant Apes.