Music mogul Jay Z reportedly used his influence to try to get NBA free agent Kevin Durant to hear potential offers from his hometown New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
According to sports media, Young Hov made an attempt to persuade KD to fully consider his free agency offers.
Woj just said Jay Z and Roc Nation pushed Durant to meet with Brooklyn and the Knicks.
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) July 1, 2016
Jay Z & Roc Nation begged Durant to at least meet w/ #Nets and he said no, according to @WojVerticalNBA. #NBAFreeAgency
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) July 1, 2016
Some outlets have made connections between Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.
His agent is Jay-Z, who still has good relations with the franchise. His management company is Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s company. His personal trainer, shooting coach and friend — Adam Harrington — recently accepted a job with the Nets as director of player development/assistant coach (Nets Daily)
Earlier this month, rapper Lil B said he would remove his “Based God Curse” from KD if he joined the Knicks.
In late May, Based God acknowledged the impact his mythical curse could have on KD’s free agency.