New York Giants linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux is a man who’s always looking ahead.
Thibodeaux entered the league as a first-round draft pick in 2022 with the understanding that if he succeeds in New York, it will benefit him once he retires. He’s also expressed a desire to become “something like a general manager” once he steps away from the game.
But Thibodeaux isn’t placing all of his eggs into one basket. Or even two or three. Instead, he’s casting a very wide net and making sure that his money works for him.
On Friday, Thibodeaux became a minority owner of the New York Warriors, an organization within the brand new six-team USA Masters T10 cricket league, reports the New York Daily News.
Friday’s launch of Thibodeaux’s involvement in this new, six-team, USA Masters T10 cricket league is about the Giants defender gravitating towards opportunity, approaching life a bit differently than the next guy and approving of a slight fix, let’s call it, to a world-famous game:
Shortening the play time of cricket matches from five days to 90 minutes.
“It’s more home runs, more entertainment, faster and shorter games, with a new format that’s possibly being placed in the Olympics in the next two years,” said Cervando Tejeda, founder of Athletes Sports Management Inc. and a minority owner of the USA Masters T10 league.
Thibodeaux himself has never played cricket and admits he’s only watched it online, but feels he can provide more than just money as a minority owner.
“One big part of my role is obviously the money but, two, it’s storytelling,” Thibodeaux said. “Being an athlete in this new world of media, I understand how storytelling works in the new age, I understand how to connect with people, and marketing is something I majored in. So that’s definitely how I’m going to help market my team and also the league itself.”
Thibodeaux’s primary focus will remain football and the Giants, but he plans to be a present owner for the Warriors.