When Breaking Bad’s Walt and Skyler realize how huge the amount of money is that’s sitting in front of them, Walt makes the decision to move the pile to a more secure place. That’s the move Jay Z made when he got the idea to start his Roc Nation Sports. Only I wonder if he fully understood what all he would have to let go to turn his dream into reality.
First, he had to sell his minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets, which he sold to Jason Kidd. Now Forbes is reporting that HOV has to let go of his estimated $1.5 million stake in Brooklyn’s newest venue, the Barclay Center.
“My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun,” said Jay when he gave up his share of the Nets. “I’m a Brooklyn Net forever.”
But when two doors close, one major one opens. His Roc Nation Sports now boasts a roster of a-list clientele including Victor Cruz, Skylar Diggins and Kevin Durant, which is sure to bring in more green in the long run. Numbers don’t lie, check the scoreboard.
“My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun,” Jay said when he gave up his share of the Nets. “I’m a Brooklyn Net forever.”
Congrats on your success Jigga! And make sure to keep it on The Beat to win tickets to see him in concert Saturday, December 21 at the AAC!