The NBA has changed a whole lot over the years. I have been a big fan of the game, and I have seen a lot in management changing as players go from one team to another. There have been some bittersweet moments like seeing LeBron leave Cleveland, but he returned. I hated to see Jordan retire, but he would return in a leadership role as a team owner. That is the way that the NBA works. People leave, but somehow they return to roles and become more refined in the new roles that they hold.
Bruce Levenson, for example, has sold his beloved Atlanta Hawks team to Grant Hill. For years Grant played in the NBA, but now he has managed to transition back into a leadership role. He was doing some sports casting, but now he will have ownership of a team. Bruce held on to the team for years because he loved the game of basketball, but he saw the opportunity to release the team over to someone that could push it forward. It is not to say that he not may return to an ownership role in some time during the future. He just decided that now was the time to let go and let someone else see what they could do with this team.
It is a perfect fit for Grant Hill. He lives in Orlando with his wife Tamia so it doesn’t take long to get to the neighboring state of Georgia. It may be a better fit for the Hawks since Hill has experience as a player in the NBA. For many years Bruce Levenson has invested in the things that he loves. Levenson loves gold and tennis, but basketball has been one of his biggest passions. He has no professional history in playing the sport, but he represents men that like to invest in what they are passionate about.
Jay-Z has never been a basketball star. Shawn Carter is known as Jay-Z because he is an entertainer. He has a passion for basketball though, and this has led him to become an owner of the NBA team the Brooklyn Nets. This was an expensive proposition because this team was originally the New Jersey Nets. In time he would move the team to his Brooklyn homeland area and start a new era in basketball. At times it takes someone new to build up excitement about a team. New leadership can wow fans and give people a reason to come to games. Sometimes the players are the stars. At other times it is the leaders behind the teams that have the star power. Jay-Z has been able to bring out stars and boost team morale.