Jay-Z is no longer an owner of the Brooklyn Nets, resigning as the team is in the playoffs and is looking to make a bigger splash as a sports agent.
Jay-Z has a sports agency entitled Roc Nation Sports and already has a few athletes under contract with Roc. Although Jay has resigned, he has been court-side at the Nets games during the playoffs.
Jay Z released this statement:
"Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I'm a Brooklyn Net forever. It's been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class.”
“My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team."
"The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today's top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it's not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net."
Before being behind the move to bring the Nets to Brooklyn, they previously played in New Jersey.-DocFB
We were almost not going to call Lebron James Lebum James today..until we read the GQ cover article featuring him and him talking in the 3rd person.
When talking about Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Lebum said:
“I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
Despite him turning into the wrestler "The Rock" in these comments, he is somewhat right. As much I think James TV special announcing his decision to leave Cleveland, Gilbert's comments were too much.
He also talked with GQ if he would ever return to Cleveland:
“If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.… Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”
That would be something. The burning of the jerseys was too much as well, even if you do feel betrayed as a fan.
So far it seems his friends and family are his biggest fans still;
“They’re happy to see me happy. That’s what they can see in my face. They say: ‘It’s been a while since we’ve seen you look like that.’”
Are you over James decision yet?-Dr.FB