News: Jay-Z & LeBron James Roc Nation Sports Speculation Heats Up
Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 1:40PM
Days after rap mogul Jay-Z signed former NCAA superstar Skylar Diggins to his Roc Nation Sports company, speculation has started up which suggests the Miami Heat's LeBron James could follow suit.
According to ESPN reporter Bill Simmons, fans should not be surprised to see Young Hov reuniting with James on business terms in the future.
"Jay-Z's starting a sports agency, doing it through CAA," sports personality Bill Simmons said. "Who's the closest to Jay-Z? LeBron James. What do they have every year at All-Star Weekend? The Two Kings party. Why would you launch your agency if you're Jay-Z and the name you announce is Robinson Cano? ... [With LeBron going there,] now you have Two Kings global, I think that's how this all plans out. I have no inside information whatsoever, the whole thing just feels fishy to me." ("Grantland")
Despite the reporting, some media outlets have refused to consider the partnership will go down.
And while Jay-Z and James are known to be close friends, there is no reason to believe discussions of any sort taking place between the titans of their respective industries about this kind of plan. Now is the time for all sports agencies to look as powerful as possible. The best college players in the land are coming out and deciding every day which agent with which to sign, and the mere floating of a LeBron-Jay-Z scenario like this one at such a convenient time is enough to help CAA gain a few more points on the perception front. If only it were true. (USA Today)
As they do every winter, Jay and LeBron hooked up last February for their annual "Two Kings" dinner during NBA All-Star Weekend.
The hottest ticket in town during NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston was Jay-Z and LeBron James' 6th annual Sprite "Two Kings" dinner. The hip-hop mogul and NBA titan dressed in their best and held court with power players in the fields of music, sports, media, and tech at the swanky dinner at RDG + Bar Annie on Saturday night. While her documentary was airing on HBO, Beyoncé celebrated with her husband and famous friends including Drake, Ne-Yo, Diddy, and Kevin Hart. (Rap-Up)
A few days ago, Jigga officially signed WNBA rookie Skylar Diggins to Roc Nation Sports.
When a former college basketball women's star gets drafted into the WNBA, you rarely pay attention to what sports agency she signs with. However, this one should warrant a little bit of attention. Of course by now we know all about Jay Z and his latest sports endeavor -- he's become a sports agent and has already started RocNation Sports. Well on Thursday morning, Jay Z signed his latest client as Skylar Diggins reportedly agreed to be represented by RocNation. Diggins isn't and won't be the headline figure at RocNation, but it's still an intriguing move. Diggins was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft less than two weeks ago and was widely considered to be one of the top three recognizable players in women's basketball aside of Britney Griner and Elana Delle Donne. (Rant Sports)