Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson and Lawrence Frank tell an entertainment site he understands the game of basketball as well as the business. But former Net Aaron Williams says Jay-Z's role is more of a hanger-on. But either way, the rap artist-turned-businessman has become a fixture at Continental Airlines Arena along with his girlfriend, Beyonce'. In a review of the andPOP piece, a website critical of Ratner's plans reveals Jay-Z's tiny ownership stake.
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