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Jay-Z ANNOUNCES The "Brooklyn Nets" As Official Team Name, Says He Knows The Gender Of The Baby

 

Big announcements from hip-hop icon Jay-Z today as he revealed during a press conference that he will help christen the Barclays Center with a series of concerts, and that the New Jersey Nets will officially become known as the "Brooklyn Nets." Deets inside....

 

At a press conference held in NY earlier today, Jay-Z revealed,

“We named the New Jersey Nets the Brooklyn Nets."

Jay-Z, who is a part-owner of the franchise, toured the Barclays Center (the home of the Brooklyn Nets) for the first time earlier this morning, and added that he would help put the 18,000 seat arena on the map by performing eight concerts there in September 2012.

"We're going to open this arena right here with a concert. Maybe one, maybe two, maybe three ... I sound like LeBron," he joked.

Talking about how important the moment was to him, he added,

"From the moment the Barclays Center became a reality, I knew this meant something significant for Brooklyn.  "This is where I'm from, I'll always be Brooklyn, and opening this arena will mean more to me than anywhere else. I also look forward to opening night for the Brooklyn Nets. We're going to create an atmosphere like only Brooklyn can."

After the press conference, he chatted with "Good Day New York,” where he talked about becoming a father saying,

“No, I’m not nervous. Everything’s great.”

And as far as the gender of the baby, he revealed that he and Bey know but,

“...I’m not gonna say, of course.”

 

Watch Jay-Z being "giddy" about the Brooklyn Nets here:


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I love the growth. This is my

I love the growth. This is my mentor...enough said.
Love Jah's picture

ten years strong.bey and jay

ten years strong.bey and jay have what oyher fail to and that is respect for the game.go hard or go home.you have to give them props for that.
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I ADORE THIS MAN'S

I ADORE THIS MAN'S PERSONALITY. THE FACT THAT HE IS SUPER EXCITED ABOUT HIS WIFE CARRYING HIS FIRST CHILD IS A JOY TO WATCH AND THE FACT THAT ALL THE THINGS HE THOUGHT WOULD ONLY BE DREAMS HAVE NOW BECOME HIS REALITY. I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS-THIS MAN IS BUSINESS 24/7-EVEN WHEN HE IS MAKING A BABY!! LOL #TEAMJAYANDBEY
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Anonymous's picture

I'm sooooo happy for Jay! I

I'm sooooo happy for Jay! I don't even know this dude but its something about him.... I'm glad he kept moving forward when others didn't want too! He's sooo proud of where he's from even though he had some rough times.
Anonymous's picture

I love Jay, he's super cool1

I love Jay, he's super cool1 And he looks FAB!
Faye's picture

Get em Jay.. He is one of my

Get em Jay.. He is one of my all time favorite MC's.. Diddy not so.. For some reason I want him to exceed Diddy's net worth.. Jay said on Hello Brooklyn, in a couple years he would bring Brooklyn some Nets. I finally had a listen to Beyonce's lates album and she sounded so sad. I hope everything
LOVE365's picture

My tailor? Tom Ford. I hear

My tailor? Tom Ford. I hear that, son!
hellifiknow's picture

LOL @ "Marcy apartments"

LOL @ "Marcy apartments"
CocoBee's picture

Yeah that was Funny

Yeah that was Funny considering I'm from Marcy.
Marcy's picture

Of course he knows the sex of

Of course he knows the sex of the baby. They did invitro. Those two are a business deal and JayZ is NOT into her at all. He wears a suit and acts like he knows what he is talking about but he only owns .02% of the nets. Its a marketing ploy to not reveal the sex and to keep it a mystery like they kept their dating and marriage under wraps. Publicity 101- mystery always heightens and catapults you to bigger fame.
Anonymous's picture

and uhhhh just what kinda

and uhhhh just what kinda bigger fame would this supposed publicity stunt create? *side eyess* oooookkayyyy!!!!
cmon now's picture

Because you personally know

Because you personally know him and Bey right?! lol
Anonymous's picture

NICE!! SUCH SWAG AND BUSINESS

NICE!! SUCH SWAG AND BUSINESS SENSE LOVE IT DO YOUR THING JIGGA!
UHATNCAUSEUMAD's picture

well this proves that beyonce

well this proves that beyonce lied about the sex of the baby. Last week or a week and a half ago there was an interview of Beyonce and one of the questions asked " do you know the sex of the baby yet? " she said no (yeah right) if you know just say you know and then don't tell. Even Solange said she knew the sex of the baby before that interview with Beyonce so obviously someone's lying lol
Anonymous's picture

FUCK BROOKLYN! Forever NEW

FUCK BROOKLYN! Forever NEW JERSEY NETS!
Anonymous? Me TOOOO!!!!'s picture

umm I think most of still

umm I think most of still remeber when it was the NY Nets. How old r u 12?
anonymous's picture

Congrats to Jay/Beyonce for

Congrats to Jay/Beyonce for their upcoming bundle of joy. Prayers are for a safe healhty pregnancy for both baby abd Beyonce. Jay seem to be so happy for his soon to be arrival bundle of joy. Beyonce looks more than gorgeous/raddiant during this her pregnancy and without a doubt her pregnancy glow is beyond beautiful. She's caring her baby very well.
Anonymous's picture

Love watching his interviews.

Love watching his interviews. Too damn funny!!!! Businessman swag.
Lucypearl!#@'s picture

Well idk if this is great

Well idk if this is great news for peoplw in brooklyn but its def good for Jay's wallet!
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Well idk if this is great

Well idk if this is great news for peoplw in brooklyn but its def good for Jay's wallet!
ooooimTELLIN's picture

Everyone is sitting here

Everyone is sitting here praising Jay-Z but let's not get it twisted. He's a mouthpiece and puppet for this project to try to get the community to rally behind it because they knew it was going to cause a major uproar. He might be making a little bit of money off it, but trust, Jay-Z is getting crumbs to sellout Brooklyn compared to what the other stakeholders are getting.
Anonymous's picture

Sit your conspiracy theory

Sit your conspiracy theory as* down some dam* where...Just go with it and be happy a black man is PART OWNER OF AN NBA TEAM! HATIN AS*.......
harlow's picture

Sit your conspiracy theory

Sit your conspiracy theory as* down some dam* where...Just go with it and be happy a black man is PART OWNER OF AN NBA TEAM! HATIN AS*.......
harlow's picture

Jay-Z is part OWNER of the

Jay-Z is part OWNER of the Brooklyn NETS. It makes 100% sense that he use his STAR POWER to generate interest in this project from the Community and ALSO serve to help raise funds for this project moving forward. I agree ONLY with the point that the pay he is getting is not on par with the STAKEHOLDERS but he does have a minority interest which is a big deal considering African Americans usually don't have that type of situation and this is a major NBA TEAM. Jay-Z can also use this opportunity to enrich himself as I'm sure the sales from the tickets will go to him for the most part and he can continue to have first dibs on concerts which will help his LIVE NATION deal. There is something wrong with your logic if you're implying that Jay-Z is some blunt tool because that is simply not the case. Jay-Z is learning more about WEALTH and building his portfolio and don't be surprised if he move up and soon becomes an OWNER of his own Sports Teams once he build up more capital. This is a progressive step so what are you trying to accomplish???? Stop trying to be so negative and support Jay-Z's growth.
FURIOUS digitari 's picture

Most of what you said is

Most of what you said is true, but the Nets are hardly a MAJOR NBA team--yet. Out of 30 NBA teams, I bet the Nets' revenue is in the bottom 10. Most high profile players don't want to play there, even with the close proximity to NYC. And please don't think Jay-Z is the first African American to own a piece of an NBA team...Usher owns a piece of the Cavaliers, for one.
Anonymous's picture

Don't worry about what I'm

Don't worry about what I'm accomplishing. Support Jay-Z's growth? For what? Are you getting a check for supporting him? I'm not. Who is really benefiting from this? As you just stated, "..he has the opportunity to enrich HIMSELF." That's great that he has minority interest in an NBA team, but AT WHAT COST???? Most people in Brooklyn are NOT happy about this arena, the pushing out of local residents and businesses, and the mayhem it has caused. What he is doing is no different from big white elite developers who see nothing but dollar signs, grab the land, and be damned at the people it affects. In my line of work, I see elderly and poor people being kicked out their neighborhoods and family businesses having to shut down in the name of "revitalization." So until you have witnessed or been a part of this unfair practice, you have no clue. As the bible says, "What good is it to gain the whole world but lose your soul."
Anonymous's picture

Very well said

Very well said
Anonymous's picture

Very well said

Very well said
Anonymous's picture

I dont care for the name

I dont care for the name "Brooklyn" Nets (and im from Brooklyn) but YES I AGREE with you FURIOUS digitari 1000000% i couldnt have said this any better myself!! Jay is definitely increasing his brand and business portfolio. This is a major step in the right direction for sure.
Keisha's picture

Beyonce and Jay-Z are so

Beyonce and Jay-Z are so REAL. These two are so PRIVATE and that is how it should be. Of course Beyonce knows the sex of her baby or (babies) that is a private matter it does not make her a LIAR. Jay-Z is smart in that being PRIVATE is the way to be because when you feed the media too much they EXPECT MORE. Beyonce is smart and intelligent and only bitter people evaluate her every words looking for something to be critical of. Don't worry. When the baby or babies are born they will be the most watched children of the world. So until then give them their space and privacy.
FURIOUS digitari 's picture

dont like him as a rapper but

dont like him as a rapper but i respect him as a business man 100% now jay teach ya wife to stop lying about unnecessary shit...if yall know the gender thats fine it doesnt mean the world has to know before its born we all know you lie beyonce but if you have to do it then do it when its necessary!!!!
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How does that make her a

How does that make her a liar...its just not your dam* business! get out her freakin utero usus
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Anonymous's picture

Beyonce can never be honest.

Beyonce can never be honest. Just last week she said "i don't know". Damn girl, get some sense of mind and be HONEST in life. You full of lies.
Anonymous's picture

Why are you acting like she

Why are you acting like she couldn't have went to the GYN yesterday and figured out the sex of her baby? Y'all slay me on this site...calling Beyonce a liar? Relax.
Anonymous's picture

It's so funny to me when I

It's so funny to me when I hear ppl call Beyonce a liar because stars ALWAYS say they dont know something if they dont want the media to know their business, this girl so private, THEYBF has alot of black women on here who hate Beyonce so badly that I know she's doing something right....smh at these rachet, broke, black haters....dang.
Anonymous's picture

Awesome interview!

Awesome interview! Congratulations Jay Z and Beyonce!
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now that man is a

now that man is a businessman....i love it.....
tdubz's picture

I must say i'm not a big jay

I must say i'm not a big jay z fan , but the man looks a million dollar up there,He is making blackmen look real good right now?.He is a living proof that you can come from poor circumstances & make something good out of a bad situation. Yes love is really blind, cuss beyonce really loves this man dispite of his looks, so it must be tha real deal for her.
sasja's picture

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ITS A GIRL BEYONCE SLIPPED UP IN AN INTERVIEW AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Anonymous's picture

Will you SHUT UP! That other

Will you SHUT UP! That other BLOG was WRONG. When Bey mentioned "he or she" she was referring to GOD not a baby. People like you need to STOP spreading LIES as HOV mentioned in this interview. The sex of their baby is not something they would slip and mention you IDIOT. And that interview it's clear what Bey was speaking on. On another note Jay looks AMAZING in this suit. It really looks good on him I LOVE it. J-HOVA is doing great things for BROOKLYN in terms of commerce. Well done J-HOVA!
FURIOUS digitari 's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
Anonymous's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
Anonymous's picture

haha! That's what I was

haha! That's what I was thinking...Brooklyn for a girl; Houston for a boy LOL
Sweet2DaCore's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
Anonymous's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
Anonymous's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
Anonymous's picture

So they gonna name the baby

So they gonna name the baby Brooklyn
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