Jay-Z's Roc Nation has had a tremendous amount of success in representing some of the premier athletes in sports, and just this past summer was able to get Dez Bryant a huge deal which had Cowboys owner Jerry Jones singing the company's praises.
With Jay-Z being able to accomplish so much in the sports agent business in a relatively short amount of time, other entertainers will undoubtedly look to follow in his footsteps -- and Marc Anthony is doing exactly that, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Magnus Media, a company founded by Marc Anthony, announced on Monday the inception of Magnus Sports, a division dedicated to representing major athletes.
The company said in a news release that it will team with a baseball agency, Praver Shapiro Sports Management -- and that the group's first major client will be Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.
"Baseball, like music, is an ingrained cultural passion for many Latinos throughout the world, and there's no shortage of amazing stars of Hispanic origin," Anthony said.
"Despite that, until now there hasn't been an enterprise specifically designed to meet their needs. With Magnus Sports, we are changing the existing dynamics and building a new kind of management company that understands the culture and knows how to build big media brands."
Chapman is one of the best closers in baseball, a four-time all-star who finished last season with an ERA of 1.63 in 65 appearances. He'll be a free agent in line for a huge payday in 2016, so it's safe to say Anthony's new endeavor is off to a pretty nice start.
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