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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is preparing to join the metaverse and acquire a fantasy football team

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is joining the list of celebrities entering the metaverse, and his recent purchase of the Tampa Bay Bull Sharks fantasy football team is accelerating the journey.

Carter appeared on “Varney & Co.” Tuesday to preview the virtual universe that could soon take the tech world — and the realm of sports — by storm.

“I’m really excited because someone developed a metaverse for the purpose of driving 24/7/365 fantasy sports,” he said.

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Carter said users can get involved by recruiting players using NFT, establishing skills for players and, finances permitting, buying teams.

“I was a card collector when I was younger… I used to collect football cards, baseball cards and NFTs are no different from that. What they do is they take into make your favorite map, and you can select your player if you want,” he said.

A participant demonstrates the Owo vest, which allows users to experience physical sensations during metaverse experiences such as virtual reality games, including wind, gunshots or punches, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5, 2022 in Las Ve (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Carter added that the platform allows users to customize their players by giving them different skills and attributes that benefit the whole team. Users can also make cash wages.

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“I always wanted to be a team owner,” he said. “What I can do is I can sign players and anybody else can also get in on the action by signing players, plugging and playing, and then making money. It’s fantastic sport…”

Although Carter didn’t reveal how much he paid to buy the Bull Sharks, he did note that the teams are bought using real money instead of cryptocurrencies.

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Former NBA stars Magic Johnson and LaMelo Ball, former NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice and other stars have also purchased virtual football teams and joined the metaverse to take on Carter.