Jay-Z Now A Licensed NBA, MLB Agent

posted Thursday June 20 ,2013 at 12:55PM CDT | 23 comments

Jay-Z Now A Licensed NBA, MLB Agent

Jay-Z might not be able to represent NBA players until he sells his stake in the Brooklyn Nets, though.

Jay-Z is now licensed to be an NBA and MLB agent, according to multiple reports. Hov may not be able to sign any NBA players to his Roc Nation Sports agency immediately, though, because as of yesterday (June 19) he has yet to sell his minority stake in the NBA franchise the Brooklyn Nets, according to reports.

As HipHopDX reported earlier this month, NBA rules prohibit an individual from owning a piece of a team and representing a player. Yet if Jigga's firm handles only marketing opportunities for Durant, Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports might not be in violation of NBA rules that prohibit an individual from owning a piece of a team and representing a player, ESPN says.

Kevin Durant told people in his inner circle earlier this month that he planned to sign with Roc Nation Sports, though the Oklahoma City Thunder forward has not commented publicly on his plans to sign with new representation.

MLB Players Association spokesman Greg Bouris said that Jay-Z is also now licensed as an MLB agent, according to ESPN.com. Roc Nation Sports signed New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano in April, but had to partner with Creative Artists Agency to negotiate Cano's contract because, at the time, Roc Nation Sports did not have an MLB agent in house.

Even though Roc Nation Sports has signed New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, Jay-Z is not a certified agent with the NFL. Yesterday (June 19), the NFL Players Association met with Kim Miale, Roc Nation Sports' NFL agent, about the extent to which Jay-Z was involved in signing Smith, according to ESPN.com. Smith posted a picture of himself with Jay-Z on Instagram during his agent recruitment process and an NFL rule prohibits agents from having colleagues or friends who aren't NFLPA-certified agents present for recruiting meetings. The outcome of the meeting has yet to be made public.

Beyond his work as a sports agent, Jay-Z will also be releasing his Magna Carta Holy Grail album July 4. He announced the project Sunday (June 16) during halftime of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

RELATED: Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports To Sign Kevin Durant

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  • gerald h inman sr
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      you could easily be the weakest troller i've even seen
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  • dentaldamboy
    Through his contacts in the industry, Birdman was able to get his hands on Beyonce's pussy and Jay-Z's financial information. He had me look through the info (he didn't offer my a chance to bend Beyonce over)and I can confirm that Jay-Z has given a lot of his liquid wealth (cash) to her. Jay-Z still has over $200mm in illiquid investments, but he only has around $800k of cash. That's more than I have, but much less than he would have you believe.
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    • Anonymous
      that is true. just like magic johnson and the doyers
    • SPlargo
      truth, jay is a small part of a larger scheme, smh. Mo money more problems.
    • Anonymous
      maybe he feels he should represent black athletes cuz when they have white agents and owners giving them contracts it puts them in a position to be classified as "new slaves"
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