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SBD/July 15, 2013/Labor and Agents
The In Crowd: Athletes See Roc Nation Sports As Way To Enhance Their Image
Published July 15, 2013
MORE WORK GOES INTO IT: CSNBAYAREA.com’s Andy Dolich noted Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports are turning the agency world "upside down" with their efforts, but he asked, "Six bottles of Cristal at the club -- you think that's going to turn Yasiel and Yoenis and Robinson into big-time clients? I don't think so." Dolich added, "When you're sitting across the table with the best and brightest, general managers and presidents and owners of teams, agents have not been asleep. They've been working and they get up early. They don't get up at 11:00 when you get back from the club. So when players don't maximize their money, hanging at the club with quality talent isn't necessarily going to maximize their revenue-generating potential" ("Yahoo Sports Talk Live," Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, 7/11).