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Monday, September 14th, 2009 at 1:46 am  |  24 responses

Jay-Z Won’t Pressure Lebron James

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.”

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  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    “We’ll have a great team surrounding him so hopefully he’ll come to Brooklyn…but I won’t pressure him”
    Jigga, what?!

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  • I am the walrus

    Nets are taking there time to move. Hurry up, is it really that difficlut…

  • http://myspace.com/mavus15 Mavus

    How do you not love HOV? Genius.

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Reverse Psychology. nt jigga.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka make it reign aka flightschool aka the ghetto Kornel David

    New Jersey Nets my ni@@a? We off that.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    New stadium done in a year starting December this year? Good luck at this rate. Might want to start building a better ownership/management team (non B.Ratner based) first.

  • Yesse

    Brooklyn Nets still sounds a bit unfamiliar, because New York already has a team.That just makes Nets sound like gang members.

  • Tong Po

    Brooklyn Nets – that’s dope!
    I hope it goes through then NY can have two teams like LA and the Knicks can be the Clippers!!! Woop woop!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Lebron Staying in Cleveland. Everybody will get fooled and think hes leaving, hes stays and wins 3 rings..Jay-z only owns 1.7 percent in the Nets!! He aint got it like that.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    ^
    Somebody posted as me, zigazow.
    Even getting 1 Ring with Shaq = Diesel burnout, empty tank, possible explosion. 3 Rings? Don’t think Stern likes LeBron that much, yet. He’s not getting a 5 finger discount Kwame:Pau-equivalent trade.

  • AB_40

    can’t you see it? a short term deal for one or two years next summer and after that if the team isn’t good enough he’ll bolt to brooklyn who have by then played half a year or so overthere. I can see it happening. But I doubt it will

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hmm, maybe he should put pressure on the Douche of the Year (so far), Kanye West?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    That was obviously staged.

  • Randy Brown

    Tampering

  • Randy Marsh

    LeBron surrounded by Devin Harris, TWilliams still on his rookie contract as well as Brook Lopez, not to mention his old friend Courtney Lee? Seems a better option than New York imo

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I would lose a lot of respect for Bron if playing for Jay played ANY part in his decision-making. BTW, how much of the Nets do Jay really own?

  • Marcus

    Bron should stay in Cleveland ain’t nuthin the nets can offer that da cavs can’t. And I hate 2 b “that guy” but dam kanye was rite!

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Yes, Myles is right. So Beyonce’s wearing a stunning red dress, to win the last/biggest award of the night, only to call out the other chick… while being fully prepped and ready backstage to come out. Why must you manufacture drama MTV?

  • Josh D

    Do you reckon they might have to change their team name like the Sonics/Thunder did? Brooklyn Nets isn’t as catchy as NJ Nets

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  • Oshanahan

    Actually, I believe Mr. H.O.V.A wanted to change the name to the Brooklyn Ballers.

  • chintao

    PSA – I have absolutely no use for any of the individuals named in this post, with the exception of SLAM staff and my esteemed co-commenters. Everybody else named above can get bent.

  • CLEVELAND216

    Lebron isnt going anywhere. Hes staying because if if he does leave he wont be able to come home to visit. It would be the worst moment in cleveland sports history. jAY z NEEDS to stop talking sports

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