Rapper Jay-Z hasn’t forgotten where he grew up.
It’s why the hip-hop mogul has convinced the other New Jersey Nets owners to rechristen the team as the “Brooklyn Nets” when they move to the new Barclays Center in 2012.
It will bring back memories of “Dem Bums” of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the last big-league franchise to represent the city. That team fled for Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
“We’ve decided that the final name would be the Brooklyn Nets,” . ”I’m giddy right now.”