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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"The Bonus" by Zack O'Malley Greenburg - SI.com

Remember in "Lean Back" when Fat Joe raps "Kay keeps telling me to speak about the Rucker/Matter of fact, I don't want to speak about the Rucker"? Yeah, I always wondered what the hell he was talking about too. Turns out Jay-Z formed an all-star basketball team featuring Lebron, Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford, and Sebastian Telfair explicitly to win a tournament at Harlem's legendary Rucker Park courts, blew through the tourney undefeated, and then him and his team didn't show up for the final because Jay was taking Beyonce to Europe for vacay. Jay-Z on some real baloney shit huh? Anyway, this article is really well written and gives good insight into Hova's mentality.

Oh and Fat Joe's team won the tourney by forfeit.

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