Report: Jay-Z landing Durant
Representing athletes is rapidly becoming Jay-Z's world ... and there isn't much other agents can do about it.
The hip-hop mogul has just about everything and still is adding to his collection, now athletes, through his Roc Nation Sports agency. The most recent client reportedly is Oklahoma Thunder star Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant is leaving Landmark Sports. Sources expect him to join Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports.— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) June 8, 2013
According to at least one NBA insider, Durant isn't turning to Roc Nation for just another agent.
On Durant move to Roc Nation, source says: "KD wants Jay Z to handle his branding. He had a chance to be with his idol and couldn't say no."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 8, 2013
While Roc Nation wasn't immediately ready to comment, Landmark confirmed Durant's exit.
Rob Pelinka told USA Today in a statement: "We are honored and blessed to have worked on behalf of Kevin, for a brief period of time. "He is an amazing person and athlete, and we are proud of our work and service towards advancing his brand in a manner that reflects the mutual qualities we share with Kevin. We wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors."
Jay already has the Yankees' Robinson Cano, the Jets' Geno Smith and the WNBA's Skylar Diggins, and reportedly is reeling in the Giants' Victor Cruz and the Eagles' DeSean Jackson. So who or what is next for Jay-Z to conquer?
FOXSport's Jen Floyd Engel offered a suggestion for the next sport for Hova to target.
JayZ needs to get a few hockey players. Need swag. Boring now. Best interview was Bruins goalie who admitted he doesn't listen to coach.— Jennifer Floyd Engel (@engeljen) June 8, 2013