Friday, March 12, 2010

Jay Z Brings the NBA to Brooklyn, N.Y., at Nets Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Jay-Z sat the mic down to pick up a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Jersey Nets future home in Brooklyn, N.Y. On March 11, Jay-Z was joined by his wife, Beyoncé, several New York politicians, Al Sharpton and Nets executives to officially announce plans to begin construction on the Barclay Center.

During a press conference, Jay-Z spoke about the significance of bringing an NBA franchise to his hometown. "I think about growing up in Brooklyn in the Marcy projects and shooting jump shots, thinking I can make it to the NBA," he said. "Now I stand here as an owner of a team that's coming back to Brooklyn."

As a co-owner of an NBA franchise, Jay-Z continues to use his powerful pen and business savvy to take hip-hop to a level where few would have ever imagined. –a.r.

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