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Top 10 Rappers Who Can Ball
Wednesday , Aug , 28 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Top 10 Rappers Who Can Ball

Top 10 rappers who can play some legit ball.

HoopsVibe's Very quick call: Ballers want to be rappers and rappers want to be ballers, but these ten can actually do both. No, for real.

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Is Jay-Z Selling His Part Of The Brooklyn Nets?
Wednesday , Apr , 10 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Is Jay-Z Selling His Part Of The Brooklyn Nets?

Jay-Z got 99 problems, but worrying about the Brooklyn Nets ain't one.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Jay-Z's one of the smartest business men around, so what does that tell you about the value of the Brooklyn Nets?

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Justin Timberlake To Buy Grizzlies
Friday , Sep , 07 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Justin Timberlake To Buy Grizzlies

Justin Timberlake is rumored to be shopping for an NBA team.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I can think of worse owners than JT, actually the first one that comes to mind is MJ.

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Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant Have Beef
Monday , Sep , 03 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant Have Beef

Rapper Lil B and Kevin Durant mix it up and we got the tweets to prove it.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: First it was James Harden and Lil Wayne, now Lil B and Kevin Durant?

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Monday , Apr , 09 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Kanye West confirms relationship with Kim ‘K’, disses Kris Humphries

On his new track ``Theraflu`` Kanye West pretty much confirms the rumors that he and Kim Kardashian had a thing going on, and he slams Kris Humphries in the process. “And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim, around the same time she had fell in love with him/Well that’s cool, baby girl do your thing.”“Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Just when Kris Humphries thought he was out, Kanye West has put him back in the spotlight.

Humphries, of course, was married to celebrity Kim Kardashian for a whooping 72 days before the two made massive headlines by splitting up.

The New Jersey Nets’ power forward has kept a low profile until now. West, a flamboyant rapper and producer, is currently with Kardashian and couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Humphries on his new song.

Jay-Z, West’s good friend and mentor, is part owner of the Nets, which also makes him Humphries’ boss. Yes, the entire episode is a little odd.

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Saturday , Apr , 23 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Unlike Nelly and Usher, Jay-Z passionate NBA owner

t only does Jigga have more Grammy Awards than any NBA owner, he’s also more involved than these “so-called” celebrity minority owners, according to Nets GM Billy King.

“I think a lot of those so-called guys that have parts of teams, they vanish,” King said. “There was one in Cleveland, what was his name? Usher. They haven’t seen him. I think Nelly in (Charlotte) – haven’t seen him. But Jay-Z, I think players see that it’s more of a passion for him, not just something he’s involved in.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: He’s better than Nelly and Usher. We’re talking minority owners, not music.

Word is Jay-Z, who has a small stake in the New Jersey Nets, is the top celebrity owner in the NBA.  Unlike Nelly, who is linked to the Charlotte Bobcats, and Usher, who has a percentage in the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jay-Z is actively involved.

This is hardly a surprise. Jay-Z is comfortable in both the boardroom and studio.

Remember, he was a key cog for Rocafella Records and clothes, and was once the head suit for legendary music label Def Jam Records. Over time, he has amassed a personal fortune of close to $400 million.

And Jay-Z is serious about his Nets. He’s involved in recruiting free agents, the new Brooklyn stadium, and all other aspects of the team. He does far more than show-up and sit courtside.

Expect Jay-Z to be a part of the turnaround with New Jersey.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Mar , 30 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Jay-Z to have ’99 problems’ with Commissioner Stern?

The NBA will investigate Jay-Z’s visit with the Kentucky basketball team after Sunday’s 76-69 win against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament East Regional Final, reports CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: I’m not sure if Jay-Z still has ‘99 problems’. However, the New Jersey Nets minority owner could soon have a problem with Commissioner David Stern and NBA head office.

Word is the rapper visited the Kentucky Wildcats after their recent victory over the North Carolina Tarheels to advance to the Final Four.

This is a no-no. The Wildcats have several players tabbed to be first round draft picks, and Jay-Z, because of his affiliation with the Nets, can’t be around such blue-chip prospects.

While the incident may have been innocent, ‘The Jigga Man’ and his Nets will still be fined and receive a call from Stern or one of his deputies.

--Oly Sandor.

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The Russian carries the New Jersey Nets out of last place with the money.
Saturday , Sep , 04 , 2010 J.N.

The Russian carries the New Jersey Nets out of last place with the money.

New Jersey didn’t have much to cheer about in 2009-2010. The team is relocating to Brooklyn while performing as dog feces around the league. 12 wins. That’s right. 12 wins. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov swooped in to be their savior complete with bad accents from people emulating him across message boards. They tried to get LeBron James, but Jigga Man and the Russian were not enough. Picture John Malkovich as Teddy KGB in the film, “Rounders,” imitating Prokhorov. You get the picture.

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Saturday , Aug , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jay-Z, Team USA, and World Basketball Festival hit New York

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The amazing World Basketball festival is in New York this weekend. Most of us can't go, so click the link below and check out the action. 

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Jul , 28 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jay-Z mad at LeBron James?

"Jay never expected LeBron to sign with the Nets. He knew that no 25-year-old kid with James' profile was going to spend years in Newark," the source tells Gatecrasher. "But he's ... at least disappointed, that LeBron didn't consult with him." Still, our source says, "I don't think it's going to affect their friendship."

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The trail of jilted suitors grows.

Apparently, the 'Greatest Rapper of All Time' and 'The King' are at odds because New Jersey Nets minority owner Jay-Z felt friend LeBron James should have talked with him during free agency.

Jay-Z wasn't expecting to sign James, but did expect a phone call.

Of course, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the state of Ohio didn't receive this courtesy, so why would Jay-Z?

Unlike Gilbert, Jay-Z isn't expected to release a scathing letter via the Nets' website. Would he, however, take a subtle dig or two at James on his next single?

Probably not, but getting Jay-Z's official side of the story would be interesting.

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Who has the better plan: Knicks’ 3 Star Plan, Nets’ Blueprint, Miami’s Super Team, or Chicago’s Business?
Friday , Jul , 02 , 2010 J.N.

Who has the better plan: Knicks’ 3 Star Plan, Nets’ Blueprint, Miami’s Super Team, or Chicago’s Business?

The sales pitch has got to be one of the toughest things to put together for any marketing team. It is one of those things that science alone cannot help them. The only way science can help is in producing the right numbers – the sweet science of money. There’s another science as well and that is the science of reproduction. Sex parties are the cure, but then again who wants herpes? That doesn’t cope well with these big name free agents doing public appearances. Even Delonte West gets clowned on and supposedly it’s just a birth mark.

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Jay Z Releases Support Song for The NJ Nets
Thursday , Apr , 28 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Jay Z Releases Support Song for The NJ Nets

Rapper and part owner of New Jersey Nets Jay Z released today a song with rapper Young Gunz.

The objective of the 2 minute track called "The Takeover" is to support the New Jersey Nets performance in the 2005 Playoffs.

The Nets have the difficult mission of facing the Eastern Conference's first seed, the Miami Heats.

The song is available for download at NJnets.com.

 

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Jay-Z Is A Part-Owner Of New Jersey Nets
Wednesday , Dec , 08 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Jay-Z Is A Part-Owner Of New Jersey Nets

The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the New Jersey Nets to an ownership group that includes the rapper Jay-Z. The group of investors, led by developer Bruce Ratner, had its $300 million offer accepted by the New Jersey Nets.

MTV News reported that "Ratner recruited Jay-Z and a number of prominent Brooklynites with the idea of moving the franchise from the swamps of New Jersey to downtown Brooklyn. He plans to build a 19,000-seat arena in time for the 2006-2007 NBA season as part of a $2.5 billion development project, although the plan faces community opposition." Read More