Found November 19, 2013 on Word On The Game:
When we reported the news yesterday that Jay Z would be ‘intimately involved‘ with the contract negotiations for free agent Robinson Cano, I thought perhaps Hov would be on the outside looking in. Just dropping some advice here and there, but not having a huge role in the process. If last night was any indication, […]
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