Celtics: Garnett not allowed to buy stake in Italian soccer club AS Roma

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett’s bid to buy a stake in an Italian soccer team has been nixed due to an obscure NBA rule. The Boston Globe reports that because AS Roma’s principal investor also happens to own a piece of the Celtics, Garnett isn’t allowed to also participate in the venture. The Celtics big man asked for an exemption but was turned down.

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