Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/1/13

Some would say professional sports is as shady as the dope game. The chain of command is not that different. You have the Drug Lords (the owners), the drug dealers (the players) and the drug users (the fans). Jay Z a former drug dealer, now sports agent, says his experiences in the dope game will help him in his new chosen profession. Jay Z to @VanityFair on what will come in handy in his new role as a sports agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer.” — Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) October 1, 2013 More Jay Z to @VanityFair: "To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up." #NEWRULES? — Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) October 1, 2013 “If you want to start some sort of barbershop or carwash — those were the businesses back then,” Jay-Z said, recalling the careers he once considered. “Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life.” While cutting hair and washing cars might not have been sexy options, they beat the alternative — death or prison. “You have to have an exit strategy, because your window [for dealing drugs] is very small,” Jay Z said. “You’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.” This will probably will make corporate America a little uncomfortable, even if it is fundamentally true. Legal hustling is all it is. We will see if Hov can get his clients like Robinson Cano that big shipment from Columbia.

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