On Monday, Jay-Z, now referred to as "Cultural Icon Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter" will make a "significant announcement" regarding the Barclays Center and the "borough's future NBA team.'
What might that be? The top two possibilities are 1) the team will be called the Brooklyn Nets (duh) and 2) that Jay-Z will open the arena with concerts (duh).
However, I'd expect the arena promoters to turn that into two press announcements. So I'm betting on the first option--and, perhaps, the announcement of a new global sponsor. [However, the Brooklyn Paper reports, citing an unnamed source, that it will be Jay-Z headlining the opening.]
The event will be attended by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner, and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.