In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Jay-Z admitted that he is not actively recruiting his close friend LeBron James to play for the New Jersey Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner. In the business sense. Not the… you know. Geez, this got awkward quickly. The rapper says that because of their personal relationship, he doesn’t want to complicate things by making it all about business. Instead, they’ll stick to having daily cash-burning contests while traveling to their moon mansions in their diamond rockets.
Jay-Z of course wants LeBron to play for New Jersey, as does majority owner and jet ski enthusiast Mikhail Prokhorov and pretty much everyone in New York City. Unless he wants to play for the Knicks. Hell, they’ll take him on the New York Liberty. If LeBron was 38, he could pitch for the Mets. Whatever it takes.
I’ve got 99 problems and LeBron news ain’t one, Yahoo! Sports:
Jay-Z is leaving all recruiting to the new owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who first met with the hip-hop exec at the Manhattan Four Seasons. “I’d been staying there for 10 years, and I always thought I was at the top level,” Jay-Z told the magazine. “But when I met Prokhorov, they took me up to this extra, extra room that I had never even heard of before. Now there’s something else to shoot for. There’s always an extra level you don’t know about.”
While Jay-Z and the Nets bolster their chances of signing the championship-less superstar, the Cleveland Cavaliers have apparently made their first attempt at a big name coach. According to multiple news outlets, the Cavaliers have offered Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo their vacant coaching position. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is a MSU alum and has been enamored with Izzo for quite some time, having wanted to hire him over Mike Brown in 2005. MSU’s Athletic Director denied the reports, stating that the Cavs are merely interested, but have not made a formal offer.
Izzo has previously stated that he will not even consider coaching in the NBA until he wins another title with the Spartans. If you’re not aware of how much of a god Izzo is at MSU, fans can actually purchase Tom Izzo Fathead wall decorations. Seriously. You can have a college coach adorning your bedroom wall. Give it a shot, chicks love it.
Also, did you know the NBA Finals are going on right now? Well they are, and one person isn’t very pleased with the constant LeBron chatter – Kobe Bryant. The New York Post asked the Black Mamba about his thoughts on LeBron LeLanding in New York with the Knicks, to which Bryant replied: “You’re asking me if LeBron is going to New York? I’m trying to tell you in a polite way, I don’t give a doodie.” He actually used a word worse than doodie, but my mom raised a gentleman.