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Four years ago, LeBron toyed with the idea of coming to Brooklyn, back when his basketball legacy was still in question and Jay Z was the team’s part owner. No doubt that alternate reality crossed both their minds as they locked eyes here.
It Sounds Like Jay Z Isn’t Very Good At The Whole ‘Sports Agent’ Thing Yet [UPDATE: Just Kidding, The Mariners Signed Cano]
Jay-Z reportedly made the Mariners chairman and CEO “explode” and end negotiations altogether. That’s not the best way to get a deal done. UPDATE: And then they got a deal done for $240 million over 10 years.
“It wasn’t terribly surprising that the fact of the meeting became known within minutes of dessert.”
Can’t Knock The Hustle: Kevin Durant Drops Agent, Probably Going With Jay-Z Cause That’s A Thing Now
Imagine if more business decisions were based on what the “cool” thing to do was? Your dad would work at a Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, you’d drive a Quad-Ski, and Obama would legalize bLuNt$. Hell ya!
Jay-Z dropped a new track! Let’s take a listen to that hot fire. “Open Letter,” huh? I wonder who it’s to? Well, it sounds like someone in the Nets organization. Or maybe Nets fans in general? Brooklyn as a whole? It’s hard to tell. Take a listen after the jump.
Is this sports related? Not really. But it’s funny and adorable, so just pretend that Jay-Z is on his way to a Brooklyn Nets game instead of his own performance at Barclay’s and that he’s a real owner not a minority one, and enjoy. Or pretend that the old woman is Jason Kidd, or something.
The De Niro/Jay-Z beef is a dream scenario for pretty much everyone with a passing interest in public spats, and it got us thinking: who would win the hypothetical pop culture megafight? The tale of the tape, after the jump.
Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our 2012-13 guide to the upcoming NBA season, in which we identify the reasons why your favorite team might have to start looking forward to 2013-2014 — and highlight at least one reason for you to be hopeful. Today: the Brooklyn Nets, the Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov-owned Brooklyn upstarts that cost more than the entirety of Brooklyn’s DIY craft breweries.