Will Jay-Z actually represent clients of his newly built sports agency Roc Nation Sports in contract negotiations?
It sure looks like he’s ready to.
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. Juan Perez, president of Roc Nation Sports, also is now certified with the National Basketball Players Association.
The news was first reported by the Sports Business Journal.
What’s not clear is how soon Jay-Z can actually represent players. A source close to the situation said that, as of Wednesday, the hip hop mogul had not sold his small share (less than 1 percent) of the Brooklyn Nets.
According to a source close to the situation, Kevin Durant should be officially inking wit Jay-Z in the next week or so. Like the report says, part of the hang up is if Jay-Z can get his share of the Nets sold, or if the league will allow him to sign KD while working to sell it.