LeBron James: Nets Have “Cool Factor”
“It’s not surprising,” he said. “It’s what they’ve had working. I congratulated my mentor, Jay-Z, on their opening night and seeing that dream come true, not only for the city of Brooklyn. We all know he’s from Brooklyn, and having ownership in the team, I think it’s great for him, as well, to be a part of something so special. It’s great for the city.”
James even said the Nets have a “cool factor” — something the franchise never could have claimed while playing in New Jersey despite some terrific teams, particularly when Jason Kidd was running the show.
“I mean, just from the outside looking in, looking at that state of the art arena that they have, that’s cool,” James said. “Jay-Z is cool. D-Will is cool. So I guess they have a cool factor.”