Jay-Z and his new agency Roc Nation have already signed a big-name New York-based baseball player, ripping Robinson Cano away from Scott Boras in the beginning of April.
For all the publicity that Jay-Z received as a part owner of the Nets, it turns out he owns just one-fifteenth of a percent of the team, making his shares worth a humorously low $350,000.
Even still, his presence to the team was more valuable than any money he could have ever put into the venture. He was a huge part of the plan to move the team to Brooklyn, and once it did make the move, it was so centered around him that you could have mistaken him for the majority owner.
It seems that the Nets need a Jay-Z replacement, although it can't be as obvious as bringing in another rapper to fill the void.
What they need is somebody with the same sway, but in a different way. They need a new, unexpected celebrity owner to sit on the sidelines and get into the headlines every now and then.
If the New York Knicks have Spike Lee as their mascot, Brooklyn needs somebody to compete with him.