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October 5, 2011

NBA negotiations stall, and a partial season cancellation looms; sportswriters slam owners who gain many advantages beyond the team

Atlantic Yards Report

Why was Jay-Z, owner of a minuscule slice of the Nets, front-and-center at the September 26 promotional event announcing the unsurprising news that the team would be the Brooklyn Nets and he'd open the arena with some concerts.

Why is he the face of a marketing campaign?

Well, not only is he a celebrity, labor negotiations prevent the teams from using any of their players. And now it looks like at least some of the season will be lost.

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Posted by eric at October 5, 2011 11:59 AM