The news of Lil Wayne throwing his hat into sports management by starting an agency and partnering working with PolarisSports—which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute—was very surprising. The Young Money Mogul made a huge splash by signing international soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course the comparison was immediately made to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports. They have been in operation for over a year and continue to sign top talent. But when you compared who’s better equip to head a sports agency, who’s better?
Check the breakdown below.
Lil Wayne is a notorious sports buff. The NOLA spitta has been a frequent guest on ESPN. Seriously, he’s been on ESPN’s First Take discussing everything in sports like the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant, NCAA College Final Four, The Green Bay Packers and Tim Tebow. That’s not even counting his time on Around The Horn and his one-on-one with Randy Moss. He’s a huge L.A. Lakers, Green Bay Packers and boxing fan. Wayne literally only tweets when he’s watch sports. Weezy has also penned for ESPN Magazine and on their website. Even though Jay Z was part owner The Brooklyn Nets and was huge influence on the franchise, slight lean goes to Lil Wayne when it comes to sports knowledge.
Edge: Jay Z
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s network is massive. Forbes ranks him No. 6 among “the most powerful” celebrities in the world. He has grown his Roc Nation empire into a force, currently has numerous business ventures and is worth $520 million. Anything Jigga wants, he has access too.
Yes Hov’s Roc Nation Sports has signed a plethora of talented superstars—Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz and Skylar Diggins—but Lil Wayne’s signing of Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is massive. Ronaldo is one of the most marketable and recognizable sports star in the world. Forbes named Ronaldo the 30th “most powerful” celebrity in the world and seventh among athletes, just edging Kevin Durant. He is without a doubt the biggest star in professional futbol and his fame only continues to grow after the World Cup.
Edge: Jay Z
Jay Z clearly has the edge over Weezy when it comes to experience in the sports industry. Roc Nation Sports has been around for over a year and doing extremely well, young new stars from the NFL, NBA and MLB. Hov was also apart of the ownership team for the Brooklyn Nets. He knows what he’s doing.
Who would you choose?