The 50 Greatest NBA References in Rap

31. Jay Z, "Open Letter"


Year: 2013
Lyric: "Would've brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/Except I made millions off it, you fuckin' dweeb/I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seat/Y'all buy that bullshit, you'd better keep y'all receipt"

The Brooklyn Nets isn't "Jay Z's team" people; he owned less than one percent of the team. But he sold the shit out of fraction of a percent. Jay's affiliation with the Nets was a win for the organization in terms of branding, plus S. Carter made some money off it. RocaWear and a 40/40 Club are located in Barclays. Could you imagine if RocaWear gets back in fashion? It could happen. We're looking at you, Drizzy.

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