I was really hoping the current New Jersey Nets would change their name to the Brooklyn Brawlers when they finally moved in 2012, but alas they will stay the Brooklyn Nets.
Jay Z is planning on having a concert series to help break in the new arena in his hometown.
Here are the details.
Rap mogul Jay-Z will headline a series of concerts to open Brooklyn’s new Nets arena next fall – and will make it official Monday: The team will be named for his hometown.
The superstar, who owns a small piece of the soon-to-be renamed Brooklyn Nets, will perform at eight concerts to celebrate the grand opening of the arena – where all-access passes are going for up to $15,400 a season.
Jay-Z likely will be joined by his wife, Beyoncé – who by then will have given birth to the couple’s first child – at one of the shows, and will bring on a series of other performers, sources said
Smart business move, but by now that should be expected from Jay and the Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The Nets maybe the one team that benefits from a long lockout since they can’t really woo free agents until they make the move to Brooklyn.
I think once the move is complete they will become a power player in the NBA.