JAY-Z: LIVING THE (AMERICAN) DREAM
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay-Z says all kids growing up in New York City had dreams of being on the court, hitting the last-second shot that makes their team a winner. But he notes in the concrete jungle of the Big Apple, no one dreamed of owning an NBA franchise. And now that he has accomplished that dream, he says it's evidence the American Dream is alive and well. He says the reality of being part owner of the Brooklyn Nets is bigger than his wildest dreams. The rap star and hip-hop entrepreneur was instrumental in getting the team to move to his native Brooklyn. And now that the team -- and its new arena -- are there, Jay-Z is ready to christen the Barclays Center. Not with a basketball game, but with a series of concerts starting tonight.