Jay-Z Sells Stake in Brooklyn Nets to Become A Player Agent April 11, 2013 11:12
Jay-Z, the man who essentially put the Nets back on the map, when he hit the hype button about moving them to Brooklyn, is selling his stake in the team so that he can become a player agent.
The Brooklyn Nets and Jay-Z have gone hand in hand this season, and you can hardly think about one without the other, even though he only had a minority stake in the team. Jay-Z was instrumental in moving the team from New Jersey to Brooklyn, the #HelloBrooklyn campaign, the black and white colour theme, most of the set up at the Barclays Centre, and just making the Nets cool again.
So what is to become of the Nets without him. As the Nets prepare for the play-offs, I'm not sure that they're going to be too concerned about Jay-Z's move. The Nets have clinched their first playoff spot since 2007, and are likely to get home-court advantage in the first round.
The rapper, who's real name is Shawn Carter, has reportedly paired his Roc Nation company with Creative Arts Agency, in the hopes that he can compete for players in the NBA Draft this June. Jay-Z is pretty friendly with a number of big names in the NBA like LeBron James, so, like everything else J turns his hand too, it's likely that he's going to make a success of this move too.
It'll be interesting to see which players he signs, and ends up managing for next season.