How Jay-Z Tried To Sign Lebron James And Failed! The “4:44” rapper Jay-Z is part owner to a Brooklyn basketball team and it has now come to light how he tried to sign his long time friend Lebron James to the team, but failed.
Lebron James entered free agency in 2010 which is when Jay-Z attempted to sign him into his team, the Brooklyn Nets. The basketball superstar Lebron was then considered as a two-time MVP. He had just recently won many awards and proved his worth as a player.
As the team got a new principal and had been moving to Brooklyn, the team needed to rebuild their team and wanted to make it stronger. This was so it matched their new rich, owner, Mikhail Prokhorov’s brand. Many players such as Lebron James , Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh were all free agents and could potentially be signed into new teams.
Jay-Z was part of the Brooklyn Nets recruitment team and had many ways of trying to lure players in by suggesting them many opportunities for them in the entertainment industry. The NBA team and the coach Avery Johnson were reportedly thrilled about having Jay-Z on board as he also knew Lebron personally.
The ‘Empire State Of Mind’ rapper pitched at many great players to join their team. The rapper was reported to have a 15 minute private meeting with Lebron. Unfortunately even after the effort and the meeting Lebron did not join his team.
Lebron eventually joined Miami Heat and most of his fans did not approve his decision. In Miami Heat, Chris Bosh and Lebron teamed up with Dwayne Wade and won two consecutive championships in 2012 and 2013.