Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett officially purchased a minority stake in the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA team announced. Garrett will also serve as a brand ambassador for the team.

“I have admired the Cavaliers organization’s hard work, tenacity and dedication to the community since my early days in Cleveland,” Garrett says. “To have this opportunity to join this impressive and purpose-filled franchise, under [owner Dan Gilbert’s] leadership, is truly a dream come true.”

Garrett was selected by the Browns with the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 out of Texas A&M. The four-time Pro Bowler spent his entire career in Cleveland, and he was a nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2020. He also played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game when the event was in Cleveland in 2021.

“As a leader on and off the field, Myles has become a Cleveland icon and shares in our organization’s commitment to being a transformative force for good across the region,” Gilbert says in a statement. “We are honored to welcome this long-time friend of the team as our new partner and investor. Myles’ passion and commitment to the city he loves will allow us to reach new communities and continue to build the successful future of this franchise.”