Jay-Z to open Nets' new arena with a bang

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Jay-Z to open Nets' new arena with a bang

From Comcast SportsNet

NEW YORK (AP)Nets part-owner Jay-Z will open the teams new Brooklyn arena by performing there next September.

The hip-hop mogul said at a news conference Monday across the street from the construction site that he will perform one, two, maybe three times at the Barclays Center. Dates havent been set.

Jay-Z also made it official that the club will be called the Brooklyn Nets. The franchise is scheduled to move from New Jersey for the 2012-13 season.

Report: Celtics know which players Durant wants

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Report: Celtics know which players Durant wants

The big question for the Celtics this offseason: What will it take to bring Kevin Durant to Boston?

It appears the Green Team might have an idea.

During an appearance on WEEI, Butch Sterns revealed that Durant’s representatives have told the Celtics organization which guys he wants to play with.

“I have this on pretty good authority: The Celtics have sat with his agent and other representatives of Durant. The Celtics do know — I don’t know who it is — but they do know who he would prefer to be brought here in a LeBron-Chris Bosh-Dwyane Wade-like way. Because that’s how it works in the NBA. You need to know who the guy or guys that that guy wants, which would be a factor

“Now, I don’t know if Durant’s told them that. But the Celtics know. They know. They’ve been told what group of guys he would want to come here.”

It’s unclear if other teams have received a similar list from Durant’s camp, but on the surface it appears Durant could be at least entertaining the idea of joining the Celtics.