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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When LeBron James talks about the great things that happened for him in the Chicago of his youth (going to Tim Grover's gym, meeting Michael Jordan and Jay-Z), that's a shoutout to William Wesley without saying the words "William Wesley," which Willi...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  3. Jay-Z as hoops recruiter

    Henry Abbott

    There's some concern about hip hop mogul -- and minority Nets owner -- Jay-Z's appearing in the Kentucky locker room to congratulate various Wildcats on their tournament win. The notion that Jay-Z may have been recruiting lottery picks would be tough...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  4. Melo mood

    Henry Abbott

    LOS ANGELES -- All-Star Weekend is intended to generate heat. Twenty-four of the best players in the world. Everyone from Rihanna to Jay-Z in the glitter swirling the court. Blake Griffin jumping over a car. But the most fiery of all topics has be...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  5. Jay-Z's new blueprint

    Henry Abbott

    Larry Busacca/Getty Images/New Jersey Nets The new "Blueprint" crew: Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z. (Note the difference in height.) When I sing along with the music, I usually get the lyrics wrong. But somehow, even though I have no idea what the...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "The Nets were once considered the odds-on favorite to get James, possibly the game's most transcending player. He is a close friend to the rapper Jay-Z, a part-owner of the Nets. But the team's planned move to ...

    Blog | November 18, 2008
  7. How Many Coaches?

    Henry Abbott

    I just learned from reading the D.C. Sports Bog that Jay-Z considers himself to be a coach, of sorts, of LeBron James. The Bog's Dan Steinberg quotes Jay-Z talking about LeBron James from Vibe magazine: I hit him on the BlackBerry all the way throug...

    Blog | September 11, 2008
  8. On the Friendship Between LeBron James and Jay-Z

    Henry Abbott

    Selena Roberts writing in the current Sports Illustrated: The Cavs won't say they are threatened by James's friendship with a rival owner, but for every Cleveland game Jay-Z attends, for every Yankees cap or pair of pinstriped high-tops LeBron puts ...

    Blog | March 20, 2008
  9. This is the Post You Have Been Waiting For

    Henry Abbott

    ...because it pushes Jay-Z off the front page....

    Blog | January 02, 2007
  10. Jay-Z on Fame (and Merry Christmas to Me)

    Henry Abbott

    I get a lot of e-mail, and increasingly a fair amount of it is PR. Often very clever PR. And my response is always pretty much: no. As in, I feel like you readers are putting a lot of trust in me to tell you about the things that I find interesti...

    Blog | December 22, 2006
  11. Man Down

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Young, author of the fun and influential JABS blog on the Toronto Star website, is hanging up his blogging gloves. Something to do with some job or something. And maybe he'll be back like Jay-Z. But all the same, he'll be missed. He closes ...

    Blog | December 20, 2006
  12. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "The Hip Hop Helen of Troy," Carmen Bryan, is about to publish a book detailing her passionate exploits with Nas, Jay-Z, Allen Iverson and more. It's due out after Thanksgiving, but what is reportedly an excerpt from that book is floating a...

    Blog | November 10, 2006
  13. Jay-Z NBA Commercial

    Henry Abbott

    The part owner of the Nets didn't even have to get out of his car to make this commercial. Thanks to Nah Right....

    Blog | October 05, 2006
  14. Dave D'Alessandro: LeBron James Not Coming to Nets

    Henry Abbott

    The Newark Star-Ledger writer believes it's a done deal in Cleveland, and wonders where all the rumors came from anyway. (He also has news that the league is indeed concerned about Net co-owner Jay-Z's comment in Sports Illustrated that struck me as ...

    Blog | May 24, 2006
  15. Nike Treads on Reebok's Most Precious Properties: Jay-Z and O.J. ...

    Henry Abbott

    At a recent Nets/Heat game, Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles were sitting courtside. A lot of people were looking at Beyonce. But as it turns out the real action was on Jay-Z's feet, where the Reebok mainstay certainly appears, in photos, to be wearing Nike...

    Blog | May 12, 2006
  16. Battlefield Report: Cavaliers Think They'll Re-Sign LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    The battle to sign LeBron James for his prime years is in full swing. His idol Jay-Z is making a strong case for the Nets--and could make James the king of New York. But Ohio is home for LeBron, and at the moment things feel good in Cleveland. Here's...

    Blog | April 24, 2006