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SBD/June 25, 2013/Labor and Agents
Kevin Durant Joins Roc Nation Sports For Representation In All Areas
Published June 25, 2013
HOW DOES THIS PARTNERSHIP IMPACT DURANT? ESPN's Mike Greenberg speculated that Durant signing with Jay-Z is about “flash and dash and opportunity,” and that it is the first step towards him "ultimately leaving Oklahoma City.” ESPN’s Mike Golic: “I got to believe that Jay-Z is looking to grab more than a few clients. Is he going to want them all to end up in New York?” Greenberg: “Talk to Stephen A. Smith about how CAA tries to control where these guys go all the time." Greenberg called Durant Roc Nation's "highest-profile client" and CAA has been "known to want to move their guys to places where they can be together and they can be highly visible and marketable." Greenberg: "We know what that means. That means New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles and places like that. Less so a place like Oklahoma City." Golic: “Kevin Durant, guys like that -- and we’ve seen it in football as well -- you can be in small markets and still be a major star. You just said it, Kevin Durant’s in every commercial out there. He’s a monster star.” Greenberg agreed that Durant is “in every commercial" and asked, "What more could you want?” Golic: “Maybe he’s looking for global. Maybe more global, because certainly Jay-Z is global” ("Mike & Mike in the Morning," ESPN Radio, 6/25).