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Rapper Jay-Z Now a Licensed NBA and MLB Agent
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Rapper Jay-Z Now a Licensed NBA and MLB Agent

Jun 20 2013, 9:45pm CDT | by

Rapper and Roc Nation Sports owner Jay-Z is now a licensed NBA and MLB agent.

Rapper and Roc Nation Sports owner Jay-Z is now a licensed NBA and MLB agent.  ESPN's Darren Rovell says it is now possible for Jay-Z to represent clients of his newly created sports agency in...

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Rapper Jay-Z Now a Licensed NBA and MLB Agent

Jun 20 2013, 9:45pm CDT | by

Rapper and Roc Nation Sports owner Jay-Z is now a licensed NBA and MLB agent.

Rapper and Roc Nation Sports owner Jay-Z is now a licensed NBA and MLB agent. 

ESPN's Darren Rovell says it is now possible for Jay-Z to represent clients of his newly created sports agency in contract negotiations after he is now licensed to work as an agent for NBA and MLB players. 

Ron Berkowitz, a spokesman for Roc Nation Sports, confirmed to ESPN.com that, as of this week, Jay-Z is now licensed to work as an NBA agent. Rovell also adds the fact that Juan Perez, president of Roc Nation Sports, is also now certified with the National Basketball Players Association

MLB Players Association spokesperson Greg Bouris told ESPN.com on Thursday that the renowned rapper is also now licensed for MLB. 

Bloomberg's Scott Shosnick points out that under NBA rules, Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, must sell his interest in the team to represent players in contract talks. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Carter has submitted an application to the league office to sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and the league's review process is under way.

Bass said in an e-mail statement that approval of his ownership transfer will pave the way for Carter to represent NBA players. 

"Upon successful completion of the transfer of his ownership interest, there will be no prohibition from him representing NBA players."

USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale and Jeffrey Martin confirm Jay-Z is not a licensed NFL agent and he has not applied for certification with the NFL Players Association. 

Jay-Z's first signing is expected to be Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. Roc Nation Sports so far represents famous athletes in different sports such as New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith and rookie guard Skylar Diggins of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. 

 

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