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The New Jersey Nets are moving to Brooklyn next season, and even though they may still be awful at the game of basketball, minority team owner and rap mogul Jay-Z wants the experience of watching them in person to be a luxurious (read: wildly and needlessly expensive) one. From the WSJ: “As the Nets prepare to move to their new home in downtown Brooklyn, Jay-Z will headline the Barclays Center’s grand opening in September with a concert. And while the team declined to disclose his ownership percentage, which is considered to be small, this much is clear: His influence, particularly when it comes to style and branding, far outweighs his financial stake in the franchise. ‘I don’t tell Jay-Z to do anything,’ said Brett Yormark, the CEO of Barclays Center and the Nets. ‘I mean that. He tells me what to do. Listen, when it comes to our engagement, let’s just say he’s the CEO.’ The Nets are celebrating the role that he’s played in everything from revamping the logo (‘He’s refreshed it,’ Y
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Nets shooting guard Keith Bogans underwent an MRI exam on his left foot, and the results drove the situation from bad to worse.
Bogans was diagnosed with a complete tear of the left deltoid ligament, as well as a fractured left ankle, in a freak on-court accident in Wednesday's 99-92 loss to Detroit and will be lost for the season.
Bogans, who signed Feb. 1 as a free agent...
New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez said he is ready to return to practice next week. Team general manager Billy King is not so sure.
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Keith Bogans underwent an MRI exam yesterday on his left foot and the results drove the situation from bad...
New Jersey Nets shooting guard Keith Bogans fractured his left ankle and completely tore his deltoid ligament on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons and will undergo surgery on Monday, the team announced.
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