Calipari joins Jay-Z at Brooklyn stadium launch

The rapper who grew up just two miles away from the new Barclays Center arena – now the home court of the basketball team – talked about how far he had come in a show sprinkled with emotional speeches.  “I’ve been on many stages all around the world and nothing feels like tonight,” told the cheering audience.  “I’m really overwhelmed by the moment,” he said as he described his humble beginnings in Marcy Houses, a Brooklyn public housing project he noted was just 15 minutes away from the arena. “I can’t believe that this day has come.”

 

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John Calipari