NEWS: Jay-Z To Represent New Jersey Nets At NBA Draft Lottery

He has an album under his belt called “The Gift and The Curse,” but New Jersey Nets executives are hoping Jay-Z is more of the former rather than the latter.

The Brooklyn rapper, who has an ownership stake in the team, will represent the Nets at the NBA Draft Lottery, which is set to air live May 20 on ESPN at 8pm.

“This is very exciting and I hope my nickname “Lucky Lefty” holds up,” Hov said in a statement.

The Nets only have a 1.1 percent chance of landing the top pick in the draft held June 26. This is the first time the team has been in the draft since 2001, the season before Jason Kidd teamed with Richard Jefferson and Kenyon Martin to lead the Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances.

Jay-Z, along with Nelly (Charlotte Bobcats) and Usher (Cleveland Cavaliers), are the only hip-hop or R&B acts with a minority ownership stake in a professional sports team. All three can regularly be seen at games. Jay-Z is also an avid support of relocating the Nets to Brooklyn, New York from New Jersey. -Jayson Rodriguez

  • rjhizzaaaart

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  • MOE

    SHWEEEEEEET….AND YOU THOUGHT JIMMY JONES WAS BALLIN?

  • mattjew

    this is a HORRIBLY worded news entry

    the title is…just wrong

    he is going to represent them at the draft LOTTERY, not “…at NBA Draft”.

    secondly, within the article it says “…This is the first time the team has been in the draft since 2001″

    again, they have been in the draft since then, just not the draft lottery.

    very bad writing.

    • http://xxlmag.com the brown

      Yo, word,the writer also spells his name “Jayson” so that should tell a tale in itself. I guess he was just so excited to get the article out there that he did’nt bother to proof read.

    • TheRefriedMexican

      NOT ONLY THAT BUT LOOK AT THE 1ST SENTENCE. IT SAYS ” . . . NEW JERSEY NETS EXECUTIVES ‘ARE HOPE’ JAY-Z IS MORE . . . .”. ARE HOPE??????????

      • Pierzy

        You guys are right on target with this…I thought the exact same things

        • ill G

          yo..all u homos tryin to be teacher’s pet need to shut the fuck up…got damn …fuckin cornballs “oh he didnt write this and that correctly, he misspelled this and that” fuckin get a job writing for this website then talk but untill that happens go back to posting comments in ya moms basement got damn fuckin anal niggas

        • mattjew

          im surprised you can read

  • TheRefriedMexican

    YEAH IF ANYBODY IS LUCKY IT’S JAY-Z! HOW ELSE DO YOU EXPLAIN HIS UGLY ASS HOOKING UP WITH FINE ASS BEYONCE?
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    • dem dro kidz

      Uhhhhh…..Money maybe??

  • http://www.freshfor88.com Fresh For 88 you suckas

    That is very big. That is normally a position for the general manager, but for SC to have that spot says a lot. The more moves SC makes the more doors open for the young black man trying to emulate.

    Keep doing what you do.

    Fresh For 88 You Suckas !!!

  • Arcey

    wonder when 50 and/or Puffy are going to join them?

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  • AZ40

    I hope that everyone saw that he is only an investor in the team not even a majority owner

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    Jay-Z who is also known as the “Mike Jordan of the Rap Game” is one of the 10 Most Influential of the basketball and hip-hop culture fusion born in 1984 that is known now as The “Dunkadelic-Era” In America, 1984-Present.

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