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Jay-Z: Team to be Brooklyn Nets

Updated: September 26, 2011, 3:03 PM ET
By Christopher Hunt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With the fast-rising Barclays Center as a backdrop, homegrown rap icon Jay-Z announced Monday that he wanted two things from his ownership partners: He wanted the New Jersey Nets to someday become the Brooklyn Nets and he wanted to open the arena with a concert.

"We're going to open this arena right here with a concert. Maybe one, maybe two, maybe three ... I sound like LeBron," the Brooklyn rapper said.

Jay-Z, a part owner of the Nets, didn't go as far as to ...

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