Power agent Scott Boras hasn’t welcome rapper turned agent Jay Z into the broker fraternity with open arms. If anything, he’s attempted to cast Hov off as nothing more than a gimmick.
As Jay’s ‘Roc Nation’ was embarking on entering the world of client representation, Boras came out and said Jay wouldn’t last, suggesting he’d be laughed at by fellow representatives.
Of course, it’s been quite the opposite as Jay has been involved in multiple high-end players receiving extremely lucrative contracts, like Victor Cruz of the New York Giants or Robinson Cano, who recently signed a $240 million dollar deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Rumors hinted that Jay would play an intricate role in Cano’s deal, but Boras isn’t buying it or the fact that Jay helped Cano secure such a hefty deal, suggesting Cano was just the pretty girl at the dance:
“When you’re bringing the prettiest girl to the prom, you don’t really pay attention to who he’s dancing with, unless it’s a very unusual step,” Boras said at the winter meetings Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
While Boras has a point – Cano was the number one free agent on the market, it simply comes off as sour grapes.