So … remember when Jay-Z said he wouldn’t try to convince LeBron to come to New York or New Jersey? Remember when he said that, as a long-time friend to the King, he would let him decide on his own?
Well, forget all that.
Jay-Z will join the Nets’ contingent when it meets with LeBron in Akron on July 1, and as the Newark Star-Ledger’s Dave D’Alessandro reports, Jay will do most of the talking.
According to those familiar with the sales pitch, it will be a “low-key” approach, with the Russian billionaire [Mikhail Prokhorov] using two or three hours to illuminate what he can do for James’ image and reputation on a global scale, and try to get James to specify what other player he would have the team sign.
What can be “low-key” about a Russian billionaire, perhaps the biggest name in hip-hop and the King discussing a $100-plus million contract and world domination? [Star-Ledger]