The King and rest of the NBA Stars spoke volumes last night( with Prince William and Kate Middleton in attendance) and further distanced them from the coonish comments from Charles Barkley:
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Jay Elect and Hov get together at the 10th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and give the crowd a rousing rendition of their freestyle to Drake and Soulja Boy’s “Nigga We Made It” and aptly changed it to “Brooklyn We Made It” for the hometown crowd.
Affordable housing or nah?
via Huff Post
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is going green. Developer Forest City Ratner Cos. is planning to cover the arena’s blue and white roof with 130,000 square feet of “small plants and a soil-like cover,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
The reasons for the greenification are two-fold: it will make the view for the nearby Atlantic Yards residential tower a whole lot nicer, and it will help muffle loud noise from concerts
Construction on the first tower of Atlantic Yards’ 6,400-apartment complex has already started, and Forest City is banking on the view of the new, aesthetic roof as a selling point. Three of the 15 residential buildings will be right next to the Brooklyn venue.
Wonder if he is a Jay Z fan also? This project has been in limbo for years and time is running out and I still don’t think this gonna happen.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, has made a takeover bid for major U.S. basketball team the New Jersey Nets, the tycoon confirmed on his blog on Tuesday.
Former nickel baron Prokhorov boasts that if his move is successful, it would be the first time a National Basketball Association (NBA) club comes under foreign control.
Prokhorov’s proposals, sent to existing Nets shareholders at the weekend, would see his Onexim group provide a loan to build a substantial part of a new arena, according to a post on his website, md-prokhorov.livejournal.com.
Onexim would also receive a controlling stake of the NBA team for a “symbolic” price, the post said. Sources close to the billionaire have previously estimated the overall value of any deal at $700 million.
“For our Onexim group the realization of this very lucrative business project, whose participation was made possible by the world crisis (never in history have foreigners owned an NBA club), is another interesting sports development,” Prokhorov wrote.
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