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  1. Is this a glimpse of the new Jay-Z inspired Nets uniforms?

    Sep 19, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    via Instagram

    We will find out Friday what the Nets official uniforms look like, but this leaked photo gives us a pretty good idea. I like what Jay-Z has done here (he was the guy behind the look). It’s simple, it’s clean, it’s classic. It is something that matches well with a Yankees hat (which Jay-Z believes…

  2. Jay-Z controls everything, wants less Bon Jovi at Nets games

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:43 AM EST

    US rapper Jay-Z performs during a concer

    Jay-Z’s fingerprints are all over the Brooklyn Nets and the new Barclays Center they will open in Brooklyn this season. Actually, they won’t open it, Jay-Z will with a series of sold-out concerts. Performances some people will watch from the Vault Suites that were specially designed by Jay-Z. While Mikhail Prokhorov owns 80 percent of…

  3. Nets owner jokes he wants to open Barclays Center with Jay-Z

    Aug 6, 2012, 1:19 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Meets with Jay Z

    The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is going to open this fall with a Mikhail Prokhorov concert… Well, not exactly. It’s going to be a couple nights of Jay-Z shows. That probably sells a little better. But the Nets majority owner apparently thinks he is going to join the minority owner and face of the franchise…

  4. The Inbounds: The new Brooklyn Empire and the Crown of Relevance

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets logo

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. Sometime last Wednesday, after yet another round on Twitter battling the Brooklyn faithful (and they are a faithful lot for…

  5. New York post columnist “jokes” Nets should be “New York N——s”

    May 4, 2012, 3:03 PM EST

    YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation

    I’m not going to pretend to know New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick. All I know is he has been a columnist at the Post forever and a day, and that you don’t write for the post unless you have an edge. But I have no idea about him as a person. I did see…

  6. Video: LeBron James introduces Norris Cole to Jay-Z

    Apr 17, 2012, 7:24 PM EST

    Jay-Z, LeBron James

    “Hey, rook, come over here. I want you to meet Jay-Z.” There are perks to playing with LeBron James in Miami — this kind of thing simply does not happen at Bucks games. Or at Cleveland State. After LeBron scores the final 17 Heat points to get them a win Monday night, he waves Norris…

  7. Did Jay-Z approve this? Nets to sign DeShawn Stevenson.

    Dec 22, 2011, 9:44 AM EST

    DeShawn Stevenson

    DeShawn Stevenson was once dissed in a Jay-Z song because of the players running feud with LeBron James (something that flared up again during the NBA finals last year when Stevenson was with the Mavericks). Soon, Stevenson will play for Jay-Z and his Nets. Stevenson has reached a contract deal with the New Jersey Nets,…

  8. Jay-Z turns away NBA stars from GQ party VIP room

    Nov 18, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    Jay-Z

    Oh, the horror. This damn NBA lockout continues to cause NBA players untold pain. Like not being able to get in to the VIP areas of swank Los Angeles parties. Like the GQ party Thursday where Jay-Z was in attendance along with Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, Russell Westbrook, JaVale McGee and Shannon Brown,…

  9. NBA letting arenas book on NBA dates in December

    Oct 21, 2011, 9:10 AM EST

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    Even before NBA labor negotiations went south yesterday and union president Derek Fisher walked in the room and called the owners liars, there were ominous signs. The league has started to let NBA areas fill in NBA dates with other events as far out as December. At least they have at the Staples Center in…

  10. He’s not just an owner, Jay-Z to help design new Nets uniforms

    Sep 27, 2011, 10:37 AM EST

    Shawn Jay-Z Carter

    I’m now picturing the Nets warming up in hoodies that say Rocawear across the chest. But that’s not going to happen. Probably. Still, Nets owner Jay-Z — the rap mogul who has had his hand in a number of businesses, including fashion — is going to help design the new Brooklyn Nets uniforms, according to…

  11. They will be the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z will open the building

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:14 AM EST

    Deron Williams, "Jay-Z" Sean Corey Carter , Beyonce Knowles

    It’s became official Monday — next season they will be the Brooklyn Nets. To open their new arena — the Barclay Center — hip hop mogul and minority Nets owner Jay-Z will do a series of concerts, something that also was announced on Monday, something the New York Daily News told us to expect. The odds that…

  12. Nets get $50,000 slap on wrist for Jay-Z talking to Kentucky

    Apr 8, 2011, 4:55 PM EST

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    We told you before that the league was looking into the case of Nets minority owner (and music empire mogul) Jay-Z having contact with the Kentucky Wildcats after the team won to advance to the final four. Team personnel cannot have contact with college players (that’s why Isiah Thomas can’t be an official Knicks consultant…

  13. Nets part owner Jay-Z could end up paying for Kentucky visit

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:13 AM EST

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    Jay-Z is a hoops fan, just with a lot more access than the rest of us. Because what doorman anywhere is stopping Jay-Z when he walks up? Like the doorman at an NCAA tournament game. After Kentucky’s win over North Carolina Sunday to send them to the Final Four, Jay-Z was in the locker room…

  14. Deron Williams to be willing recruiter for Nets

    Mar 1, 2011, 2:02 PM EST

    Deron Williams, "Jay-Z" Sean Corey Carter , Beyonce Knowles

    Deron Williams, welcome to the front line of the recruiting wars. If you’re going to win in the NBA, you need a few stars together in one place — and that means you’re going to have to sell. You’re going to have to recruit like Gene Chizik. Especially if you are not Boston/Los Angeles/New York/Miami.…

  15. Now what for the Nets? Relax, have a vodka shot, stop with quick fix.

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:09 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Meets with Jay Z

    It’s just not that easy. All the swagger of a Russian billionaire playboy and a hip-hop icon and mogul can not instantly transform an NBA franchise. It cannot get free agents to walk through the door, let alone knock it down. The Nets Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z made a good pitch to LeBron James, but…

  16. Nets say no permission given to talk to ‘Melo. Yet. Meanwhile Knicks talk more picks.

    Jan 17, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Denver Nuggets

    Just as an update, here is where we stand with Carmelo Anthony and the trade rumors, a saga that has become more annoying and drawn out than a Grey’s Anatomy storyline. Sunday it was reported that the Nets were given permission to talk to Carmelo Anthony, which really meant Nets owners Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z…

  17. ‘Melo says it’s all about winning. Trade to Nets moves closer. Do those two things go together?

    Jan 15, 2011, 7:32 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    It’s getting close. The Nuggets, Nets and Pistons are still negotiating, hammering out the final details of a proposed blockbuster trade, something the Denver Post and multiple other sources are reporting. The details could be finalized the first part of next week, after the Nuggets finish their road trip Sunday night. Then it all falls…

  18. About that O.J. Mayo/Knicks rumor, Denver reportedly isn’t interested

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    This really should have been expected. The Knicks are scrounging around trying to insert themselves back into the Carmelo Anthony trade talks. They started talking with the Memphis Grizzlies to come up with a trade package that might include O.J. Mayo. And the Nets said “no thanks, not interested”, according to a tweet from Chris…

  19. Marcin Gortat thinks New York City is a “dirty, dirty place.” And it smells bad.

    Nov 2, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

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    New York City isn’t for everyone. For one thing, it has way too many Yankee fans in it for my taste. And you have to like the true urban experience. Marcin Gortat and the Magic are in Orlando for a game tonight at MSG against the Knicks. Somehow when people visit NYC they always get…

  20. Knicks put up Amar’e billboard right across from Nets Brooklyn construction

    Oct 26, 2010, 12:58 PM EST

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    Remember back in June, when the brash new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov put up a billboard of himself and Nets part owner Jay-Z overlooking Madison Square Garden. Underneath is said “Blueprint for Greatness.” The Nets real blueprints are being used for their new building under construction in Brooklyn, at the Atlantic Yards. Which is right…

  21. NBA free agency: These bright lights may or may not inspire you

    Jul 2, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

    The team that plays in the World’s Most Famous Arena in the Greatest City on Earth is not exactly having a blockbuster start to free agency. They had their meeting with LeBron in Cleveland, a location they obviously would have preferred to avoid. Showing James the glitz and glitter of New York would have been…

  22. Nets up first, pitch LeBron with clothing line and lessons in being a billionaire

    Jul 1, 2010, 10:46 AM EST

    On the court, the Nets have a nice young team. That’s not going to be enough. So as the Nets walk through the doors to be the first team to pitch LeBron James — starting at 11 am Eastern — here is what they are selling, according to the New York Post. Russian billionaire owner…

  23. Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z standing tall over Madison Square Garden

    Jun 29, 2010, 8:24 PM EST

    Right on the corner of 34th and 8th in Manhattan, overlooking Madison Square Garden, looms the billboard of two people: Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z. The two owners of the New Jersey Nets. On the billboard it has the Nets logo and says “Blue Print For Greatness.” The message is not subtle — the Nets are…

  24. Report: Jiggaman Jay-Z, Prokhorov get first crack at LeBron James

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:20 AM EST

    Sure, the Finals were fun, in a sort of “two-teams-shooting-35%-from-the-floor” sort of way. But now the real entertainment begins. Watching professional franchises, several steeped in rich history and other heralded by some of the most powerful men in the world, crawl and beg before a 25-year-old small forward from Akron, Ohio.  First up? H.O.V.A.  Yahoo!…

  25. LeBron willing to pay $2 million to be wooed by New York

    Jun 22, 2010, 11:26 AM EST

    Free agency has a price. Freedom to choose has a price. Everything has a price. Welcome to capitalism. LeBron James wants his freedom. He wants to be a free agent and be wooed by the city of Chicago and have Jay-Z perform “New York” to him in person. But Brian Windhorst notes in the Cleveland…

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