Wednesday, March 07, 2007

To the Left? Not Until the Nets Say So


You wouldn't know it by their sub .500 record, but the New Jersey Nets are serious - about keeping Jay-Z and Beyonce together.

There is ongoing speculation that Jay-Z and Beyonce have broken up. He was not with her at The Oscars or the SI swimsuit party. So why were they together courtside during All Star Weekend? The most reliable website in the world is reporting that the New Jersey Nets are forcing Jay-Z and Beyonce to stay together.


According to the insider, "both [Jay Z] and Beyonce are legally obligated to attend a certain amount of Nets games together each season." The insider continues, "[Jay Z] signed on in exchange for a percentage ownership of the NJ Nets ... Beyonce [signed the contract] in exchange for her mother's company being granted the exclusive right to design the [Nets] cheerleader uniforms."


And the Nets interest in their relationship?


Part of the reason the Nets organization made this deal, tells our insider, is so that it could charge a premium for the arena's priciest seats. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that a pair of floor seats that cost $1200 per game just last year, now cost $3500. And according to our insider, that dramatic increase is directly attributable to what he calls the Bey Z effect. He explains, "Rich people love being around celebrities, and they're willing to pay extra to do so."

According to the insider, "both [Jay Z] and Beyonce are legally obligated to attend a certain amount of Nets games together each season." The insider continues, "[Jay Z] signed on in exchange for a percentage ownership of the NJ Nets ... Beyonce [signed the contract] in exchange for her mother's company being granted the exclusive right to design the [Nets] cheerleader uniforms."


Actually, this could be true. NBA franchises start in the 9 figures. Rap doesn't pay like that, lol. I'm sure Jay-Z's celebrity status had more than a little bit to do with his ownership stake. Remember when Usher used to be an owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers? That arrangement was mysteriously dissolved. Is Nelly still involved with the Charlotte Bobcats?

Well, anyhow, Jayonce better listen. They don't want Stern to get involved. Jay-Z is a walking dress code violation. And Beyonce? She just needs to cover up. Okay, well maybe even David wouldn't take it that far... He's got to love those baby makin' hips just as much as the next red-blooded American.

4 comments:

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

Ma'am-

Jay Z has a 1% stake in the team. Not bad, but it certainly precludes him from having any say in the direction or decision making of the team, despite the fact that the teams PR constantly pushes this "Jay Z, nets owner" stuff on us. It's pure marketing.

DP said...

Yawn...


Yes...they signed papers..so they will sit together..


The relationship has served its purpose.


People stopped whisperin that Jay is Gay and Mr. Knowles has kept at LEAST one of his daughters from getting preggers.


Next season?

No Be....But Jay will still be around.


He may only have 1% but its enough to help shoehorn them into Brooklyn.

MCBias said...

Jay Z has a remarkable ability to waste young talent associated with him. I hope Lebron is paying attention.

Big Blue Monkey said...

So, do you think, after experiencing dating an ultra-rich, super-hip black guy in Jay-Z, that Beyonce will look to go in the other direction, and want to date an obscure, poor, nerdy white guy who reads Spider-Man comic books?

She could do worse.