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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by khaotic970, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. khaotic970

    khaotic970 New Jack

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    It's official, Jigga buys N.J. Nets
    Thu Jan 22 11:08:05 2004

    Jay-Z's officially in the basketball business according to announcements that his group, led by real estate developer Bruce Ratner, have officially won the bid to buy the New Jersey Nets.

    Ratner's $300 million bid was accepted over a rival offer from billionaire New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine and developer Charles Kushner who offered $267.5 million.

    "We have a contract," said Edwin Stier, president of Community Youth Organization, which currently owns the Nets.

    Jay-Z and company's goal to change the name of the team and move it to his hometown, Brooklyn, has already been met with some opposition. Besides community groups who are opposed to the 19,000 seater stadium moving to their neighborhood, The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said it would lobby the National Basketball Association to bar the team from being called the Brooklyn Nets.

    "We'll ask to keep the name 'The New Jersey Nets,' so we can go out and get another team," said NJSEA President George Zoffinger.

    Ratner would need NBA team owner approval for a name change. New Jersey wants to keep the "Nets" moniker, prompting speculation of what the Brooklyn team will be named. The defunct but favored "Brooklyn Dodgers" name would be virtually impossible to retain considering the Los Angeles Dodgers trademark ownership.

    "It's got to have the name Brooklyn in it, and I assume it will probably wind up to be the Brooklyn Nets," said Mayor Bloomberg.
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    What they need to do is rebuild Ebbet’s Field.
  3. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1

    I had to collect money from two different couches last night to get a burger.
  4. khaotic970

    khaotic970 New Jack

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    I know for a rap cat to make that type of bid is mad crazy
    the money he has is like god money i mean most rappers barely make a million after everythings paid for but this cat 300 million for a bid thats some shit the rap game need to check accounts for

    BOZACK Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 999 Likes Received: 0
    "rap cat"
    "mad crazy"

    :lol: ......."son."
  6. l0rdka0s

    l0rdka0s Banned

    Joined: Dec 31, 2002 Messages: 8 Likes Received: 0
    what a fucktard

    hes still a faggot in my book
  7. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    It’s not just jay-z – it’s a group. He is in the group. 300 million dollars is a lot of money. Doesn’t Steinbrenner own the Nets right now? I wonder if Lou Amarello (sp) will still be working for them after this.
  8. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    this has disaster all over it
  9. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 7
    Life investments. I dont really like Jay-z but he does know his business. And I admire that.
  10. horse cock

    horse cock Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2002 Messages: 4,376 Likes Received: 99
    im pretty sure its still the new jersey nets though.
  11. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Why? If they build a stadium, I don’t see why New Yorkers can’t go see the Knicks and this new team. There must be a market there, or why would this group try and buy the team?

    Anyway, if they don’t build the stadium, what’s going to happen? Where will they play? Maybe they should just stay in NJ.
  12. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    I have a feeling a lot more people will be seeing
    the Nets simply because Jay-Z owns it...
  13. phism

    phism Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 735 Likes Received: 0
    the Brooklyn Rappers.
  14. dr.testical

    dr.testical Senior Member

    Joined: May 26, 2003 Messages: 1,236 Likes Received: 0
    this is just going to branch off to a terrible mess. this is just going to show that the icy hot big tymerz and any other rap star could purchase some national team without knowing anything about the sport and whatnot. i could be wrong but rappers are taking over. this shits got to stop and die just like techno and pop music. i mean dam there all making there own liqour,tampons,toilet fresheners,air force ones,stupid throwbacks. 5 bucks on the first serial killer to hit some wide known rappers and celebrities instead of texas crackwhores in hotel rooms.
    one love.
  15. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    the brooklyn wonk saggers

    but, where the fuck did he come up with 300 million?