In what feels like an incredibly quick turnaround, Jay Z has gone from the very public face of the Brooklyn Nets, courtside for most games alongside wife Beyonce, counted on to lure free agent after free agent to a team and arena he owned shares in, to completely dissolved with the team in full. The rapper, with plans to become a sports agent, was forced to disassociate with the team in order to chase down his sports representation dream, selling both his shares in the squad to new coach Jason Kidd, and shares in the burgeoning Barclays Center to unknown investors.
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Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he says will come in handy in his new role as a sports agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.