Jay Z’s big splash in the sports agency industry, while a huge feat, does not set a precedent among rappers. Back when Master P was at the height of his success, in the late ‘90s, the New Orleans mogul also tried his hand at sports agency founding No Limit Sports Management and even representing former New Orleans Saints running back Ricky Williams at one point. P, who has since left that arena alone, recently appeared on EPSN’s First Take and gave his thoughts on how Jigga is handling his shot in the big leagues. The Ice Cream Man said he doesn’t think Hov needs the partnership he has and said other agents are probably shaking in their boots at the prospect of having to compete with the rap moguls brand. “I think that he is strong enough that he could actually do this on his own,” said P speaking on Jay’s partnership with CAA. “I think a lot of athletes look up to him and listen to his music. At this time in his life I think that he is at his prime. I don’t think he needs CAA.”
Mr. Miller also believes other tenured sports agencies are probably scared of what Jay can bring to the table for potential clients. He has already wooed Kevin Durant away from his former sports agency and claims Robinson Cano, Geno Smith and Skylar Diggins as clients. “I think they are terrified. I think they are scared,” he said. “But you got to look at what he is doing with CAA. It’s a great move because now he has expertise. He has the professionals who have been doing that business before he got into it. But I think with his celebrity status and his brand, what he has built, he has this generation that wants to be a part of it…I would want to be with him, right now,” P added.
In a recent interview with Slam Magazine Allen Iverson apologized for being a jerk all these years and says he would like to finish his career in the NBA if they’ll have him back…
AI: I want to finish my career out in the NBA, if that’s possible. And that’s in any capacity. I did a lot of things, I made a lot of mistakes as far as my actions and things that I’ve said, and I think that was the reason for me not being in the NBA. My whole thing now in trying to get back is letting any organization know that I’m willing to play any part that they want me to play.
SLAM: You watching any Playoff ball and thinking, “Damn, I should be out there?”
AI: You know what, it’s hard. It’s hard to watch. Like, I try to watch it and then at times you’re watching and you get emotional and I get away from it, have a little moment by myself or to myself, and then I try to get back and watch it. I mean, it’s basketball—what I love. It’s what I was born to do. So it’s hard to watch, but it’s hard not to watch.
SLAM: What’s drawing you back out on the court? Just a love for the game?
AI: [Long pause; starts to choke up] I love to play basketball. I’ve always said, If I can’t do what I’m accustomed to doing out there on the basketball court, I’ll leave it alone. If I can’t be effective and help my team win basketball games out there, than I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to play the game that I feel like I’m the best in and go out there and not play like that, not feel like I’m that person. I don’t think it would be fair to my fans, my team, my organization, nothing. But when I look at basketball and when I know what I can do on the basketball court, it’s just hard knowing that I went through a whole NBA season and didn’t play when I know how much I can play. I’ll play for a team in any capacity just to get back out there doing what I love to do.
After the Miami Heat loss to the Dallas Mavericks for the championship last night, LeBron James had a few words for everyone who was rooting for him to fail…
“All the people that were rooting me on to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life they had before. They have the same personal problems they had to today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want with me and my family and be happy with that.”
does the word ‘humble’ exist in this dudes vocabulary? Really LeByatch…well, you are right. We low life, non-muthafukkin factors can go back to our boring lives…and you can go back to yours too, STILL WITHOUT A RING…Boy BANG….(And cut that dam bang off your forehead).
De HOify said…
people need to (cough-cough) stop hating on the ape-child-man. Where is the love?
TJAY BKA THE FAT CALTON BANKSsaid…
True….at the end of the day his bank account makes him look like a WINNER….i’m just saying Twitter: @whodaeffcares
The people from Jordan graciously flew Complex and a select few other outlets to Miami for the introduction of the Jordan Fly Wade, Dwyane Wade’s first signature shoe with Jordan Brand. Weighing in at just 13 ounces, its the lightest Jordan basketball shoe to date. We’ll have much more on the shoe this week — for now, get a look at the first four colorways; the first two which drop on May 5th. Suggested retail is $140. Also, the Jordan Fly Wade will land on NikeiD with a whole mess of color options on Sunday, May 29th.