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Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

Posted on: August 10, 2011 2:07 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 3:31 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Nets have always kind of played little brother to the bright and big franchise across the Hudson River. The Knicks have had more success, more starpower, the more famous arena and on and on.

But things started to kind of roll toward the Nets when world-famous rapper Jay-Z became a minority owner in the club. Just that name alone connected with the franchise gave it a boost. Then Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the team, the Brooklyn arena project actually got underway, the team traded for Deron Williams and things started looking up.

Having Jay-Z as an "owner" -- his stake is something like 1.4 percent, a $4.5 million annual stake -- has been huge in credibility. NBA players are impressionable, whether we think so or not. The thought of getting to be part of Jay-Z's business and be closely connected to him is appealing. The Nets have a certain cache because of him, even though he's a small part of the business.

He's involved a decent amount, at least in the public eye. He went to the groundbreaking of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, attends games and had a formal meet and greet with Prokhorov when he bought the team. He cares about the team. I think.

But on his new super album "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z raps on the song "Ni--as in Paris" that he's cool with whatever happens with the Nets. He says, "Ya'll don't know that sh-- don't faze me. The Nets could go 0-for-82 and I look at you like this sh--'s gravy."

Now CLEARLY, this is just a song and it doesn't ACTUALLY mean anything. Jay-Z's just saying he rolls with stuff. That's the point. Still, you're cool with your team going 0-82? Maybe he's just desensitized to the idea of it since it almost happened two years ago when the Nets started 0-18.

I guess he probably doesn't care about the supposed major financial losses of the team either. So I guess what I'm saying is, why can't all owners be like Jay-Z right now?

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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 9:42 pm

Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

Blame the people, there the ones who vote in these idiots.

Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 5:50 am

Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

Wow, do you know how racist that sounds. I can't believe that there are still people like you in america. What the hell do our founding fathers have to do with jay-z. This sounds like typical Tea Party/Republican jargon. Founding fathers this and founding fathers that. You know what, fuck our founding fathers. They were a bunch white, racist hypocrites who founded a form a government that is obviously very flawed as it managed to elect not only one bush, but two bushes to the white house and the second one somehow got re-elected. 

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 5:48 am

Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

Don't hate on Obama and Jay-Z because there black its not there fault this country is going through hard
times you can thank that white trash crack head George Bush Jr for screwing up the country you racist

Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:01 am

Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

What a weak lyric.  This guy's still rapping?

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:43 am
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:59 pm

Jay-Z doesn't care if the Nets go winless

So, you buy the album or download a bootleg? Least your listening, that's cool. lol.

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