Everybody wants to be on Jay Z's team. No one can deny the rapper has built one of the strongest brands in the entertainment industry. Now that brand has extended to the sports world. Here are the five biggest stars Jay Z has signed to his sports agency Roc Nation Sports.
5. Leonard Fournette
Fournette has yet to play a down of NFL football, but Roc Nation was wise to lock him up. It'll be shocking if the running back isn't a Top 10 pick at this point. He also has a shot to be the best running back in the NFL a few seasons from now. That's a double threat.
4. Dez Bryant
Having a Dallas Cowboy under contract is a great get for any agency. Bryant is a recognizable star, even if his talent on the field hasn't lived up to it this season because of injuries. People know who he is and who he plays for. That makes him an essential client for Roc Nation.
3. Ndamukong Suh
A highly-recognizable and well-paid star, Suh is a big draw for Roc Nation. Even when Suh is behaving badly, he's always in the headlines. That type of star power is needed for a growing agency. Even if people can't spell his name, they know the face they're looking at.
2. Yoenis Cespedes
Cespedes is one of the most electric and likable players in baseball. Factor in that he plays in the biggest media market in the world, and you get a bona-fide super star. Cespedes is the face of baseball in Queens, and is a massive draw for Roc Nation.
1. Kevin Durant
As one of the Top 5 players in the NBA on any list, Kevin Durant is easily the biggest star to sign with Roc Nation Sports. Durant is a perennial MVP candidate who is one of the biggest marketing draws in all of sports. Having him under contract easily legitimizes the brand.