Hip-hop entrepreneur Jay-Z wants the team’s new move to be coupled with a new name – the Brooklyn Nets – and he wants to add his pal LeBron James to the line-up when the basketball ace’s contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers is up. But Jay-Z insists he will not pressure James into switching teams: “We’ll have a great team surrounding him so hopefully he’ll come to Brooklyn.

“He’s my friend first so I wouldn’t do that to him if we didn’t have a chance of winning (the NBA championship) because he’s going to be great. I want him to be great. Whatever team lands him, I want him to be great.”