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spreadeagle
02-10-2012, 01:50 PM
When the Nets roll into Brooklyn next season, things will be different.

Off the court, at least. (On the court remains to be seen.) The Nets are coming to the nation’s largest market in a new building and they are looking to make a splash.

There will be changes — and they will have Jay-Z’s flair.

Jay-Z is a minority owner of the team and cultural icon and tastemaker. The long-overlooked Nets are trying to cash in on that style to provide a higher profile in Brooklyn, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The Nets are celebrating the role that he’s played in everything from revamping the logo (“He’s refreshed it,” [Nets CEO Brett] Yormark said) to designing new uniforms (“His fingerprints are all over it”) to coming up with a new color scheme (“A bold redirection”), all of which the team plans to unveil this spring.

In addition, the Nets are set to begin marketing 11 luxury suites that will be known as “The Vault at Barclays Center,” a small, high-end space on the event level of the arena. Yes, Jay-Z chose the forks—in addition to offering his input on the Champagne ($300 bottles of Armand de Brignac), the layout (asymmetrical) and much of the décor (lots of black and shimmering metallics).

The Vault will have its own entrance, owners get 10 front row tickets to every event, and they have their own private bar (done in Armand de Brignac style). All for just a cool $550,000 a year. Basically, if you have to ask you can’t afford it (and you’re not cool enough anyway).

By the way, Jay-Z is opening the Barclays Center with a series of concerts.

The Nets need something to give them standing when they get to Brooklyn. Jay-Z does that. So would Dwight Howard, but that’s another matter.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/10/jay-z-involved-in-changing-look-style-of-brooklyn-nets/

haggis
02-10-2012, 01:52 PM
Can he play?

uprightciti
02-10-2012, 02:05 PM
just as long as Kanye doesn't convince him to change the team name to the FISHDICKS

Gators123
02-10-2012, 02:10 PM
The Nets could go 0 for 82, and I look at you like this **** gravy.

D1JM
02-10-2012, 02:16 PM
The Nets could go 0 for 82, and I look at you like this **** gravy.

If you are worth around 150 million

hineswardfan
02-10-2012, 02:18 PM
I hope mos def and immortal technique are at this concert.

Chill_Will_24
02-10-2012, 02:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbov6iBJkFE

elonepb
02-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Should be great for Brooklyn to finally have an NBA team. But all this talk that is coming from the Nets is all talk until they start winning games. If they get Dwight + Deron together, it will be about as exciting a start to an essentially new franchise as you can get.

If Deron bolts, expect a sold out opening night, and then empty seats for the rest of the season.

jkiddvc20
02-10-2012, 02:23 PM
I get wet dreams every night thinking of Deron and Dwight opening night in Brooklyn..

Gritz
02-10-2012, 02:26 PM
This is all fine and dandy, but when are they gonna win games?

D12 fan
02-10-2012, 02:27 PM
I didn't know Brooklyn was the NBA's largest market,Know wonder Dwight's wants to go to BK he will make a ton of money.

Chill_Will_24
02-10-2012, 02:27 PM
This is all fine and dandy, but when are they gonna win games?

When they get more than 8 healthy bodies i guess...

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-10-2012, 02:45 PM
just as long as Kanye doesn't convince him to change the team name to the FISHDICKS





HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

anyway on a side note.. im excited for this ****!!!!!!!!!!1 :)

Chill_Will_24
02-10-2012, 02:52 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

anyway on a side note.. im excited for this ****!!!!!!!!!!1 :)

So is David Stern.. if the Nets miss the playoffs dont be surprised if you see the Nets picking in the top 5 somewhere

jrm2054
02-10-2012, 03:17 PM
How much does Jay-z actually own like 1% right?

Birdmannn
02-10-2012, 04:24 PM
Im pretty sure like 4.5 %
Whats that worth like 20mil+?
What a fun investment.

arkanian215
02-10-2012, 04:59 PM
The Nets could go 0 for 82, and I look at you like this **** gravy.

Most sports owners are owning because it's a luxury item, not necessarily something they can profit off of. Owning a sports team does have its benefits though in terms of sweetheart loans and land rights/use of eminent domain.

5ass
02-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Im pretty sure like 4.5 %
Whats that worth like 20mil+?
What a fun investment.

thats probably worth more than me and u combined will make in a lifetime :sigh:

Birdmannn
02-10-2012, 05:45 PM
thats probably worth more than me and u combined will make in a lifetime :sigh:

Well im still in school for 3 more years then i only need about 70 years to make my half. Haha

GiantsSwaGG
02-10-2012, 06:20 PM
So they're putting there faith on a rapper with **** sucking lips!

Chill_Will_24
02-10-2012, 06:22 PM
So they're putting there faith on a rapper with **** sucking lips!

I find it weird that you scrutinized his lips enough to come up with that assessment.

colinskik
02-10-2012, 06:37 PM
I find it weird that you scrutinized his lips enough to come up with that assessment.
Oh wow.

Quick tip - Nas "Ether" -'give it a listen then come back

RLundi
02-10-2012, 07:44 PM
Who cares?

Wake me up once they start winning games.

HouRealCoach
02-10-2012, 09:03 PM
If Dwight signs... It will be a great start to the Franchise in Brooklyn

D12 fan
02-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Who cares?

Wake me up once they start winning games.

Dude stop hating,you can't get mad because your superstar wants to play for another franchise.Life goes on.

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-11-2012, 07:56 PM
How much does Jay-z actually own like 1% right?



haha yea somthing like that..lmfao

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-11-2012, 08:00 PM
So is David Stern.. if the Nets miss the playoffs dont be surprised if you see the Nets picking in the top 5 somewhere



yea.. just like we were gonna get 1st pick and land wall..dident happen.
i can see top 5.. but wont be shocked if it aint.

John Walls Era
02-11-2012, 08:12 PM
What happened to their Russian Owner? Haven't heard him talk in awhile.

5ass
02-11-2012, 08:25 PM
What happened to their Russian Owner? Haven't heard him talk in awhile.

hes running for president in russia i believe

John Walls Era
02-11-2012, 08:29 PM
hes running for president in russia i believe

Gave up on Nets?

llemon
02-11-2012, 08:43 PM
I get wet dreams every night thinking of Deron and Dwight opening night in Brooklyn..

Seek help

RLundi
02-12-2012, 03:39 AM
Seek help

:laugh2:

RLundi
02-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Dude stop hating,you can't get mad because your superstar wants to play for another franchise.Life goes on.

:laugh2:

Grow up.

I've said for months I'm fully resolved with the fact that Dwight is gone. This has nothing to do with 'hating.' Who cares? A spectacular arena and amenities mean nothing if you aren't winning. Wouldn't you agree, or is the bandwagon you're currently on impeding your vision?

VinceCarter
02-12-2012, 05:22 PM
How much does Jay-z actually own like 1% right?

Irrelevant. Obviously he has a much bigger say in the organization and is respected. Keep hating.

GiantsSwaGG
02-12-2012, 06:24 PM
I find it weird that you scrutinized his lips enough to come up with that assessment.

:facepalm: I guess you haven't heard Nas ”Either”

Next time when you quote a poster, make sure you know what he's talking about!