Jay-Z Owns .067 Percent Of The Nets & Is Re-Engineering The Team

Jay-Z owns one-fifteenth of a percent of the Brooklyn Nets but is attempting to call the shots and dictate how the Nets will rise in Brooklyn. Though he helped design the team logos to some degree as well as choose the team’s black-and-white color scheme, he definitely has people wondering what he’s doing as he hardly owns them. He’s trying to make big changes such as having the arena contain a 40/40 Club and putting a Rocawear store on the arena’s exterior to sell apparel from his clothing line. What do you think about Jay-Z’s latest antics?

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DanielGogetterHarper
DanielGogetterHarper

from a business aspect Jay has a lot of money. He attracts alot of people. He can get other big name celebrities to come support the nets and donate as well. without jay's hyping up the nets the team isn't nothing. Just like the knicks with out spike lee well before carmelo came.

juice660
juice660

Jay-Z is a very relevant celebrity and his partial ownership in the Nets, albeit very small, has been a tremendous source of interest from day one. Outside the Dwight Howard saga, which is officially settled, Jay-Z is the only thing creating any sort of headlines for the Nets. Let him do his thing and turn the Nets into a piece of today's pop culture. 

PatrickMcMillan
PatrickMcMillan

 @juice660 so getting deron williams last year, the 4th best PG in the league, doesnt count as headlines?

juice660
juice660

 @PatrickMcMillan You can't be serious... Honestly? You think I'm considering that a non-happening? Give me a break. I'm simply saying that it's things like Jay-Z's involvement that gets guys like D-Will in a Nets jersey. People, especially aspiring superstar athletes, want to be a part of that culture that only a celebrity owner can create. 

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