From His DeShawn Stevenson Diss to LeBron James Tribute Speech, Jay Z's Best Sports Moments
publish date: 2016-12-28
Over the past decade, Jay Z has turned his sports savvy into shrewd business moves. After cementing his legacy as a primetime performer and lyricist, Hov then founded the sports management agency Roc Nation Sports, a joint venture with Creative Arts Agency, in 2013 and built a formidable roster reeling in superstar athletes.
Within the past three years, Roc Nation Sports signed Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant, New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia, Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, and WNBA star Skylar Diggins.
Beyond his agent duties, the Brooklyn native has also been a voice in the sports world. From his 2008 diss against basketball star DeShawn Stevenson to his recent dig at Phil Jackson's "posse comments" during his speech at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony honoring Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James, look back on his biggest sports moments below.