Nelly Suggests Basketball Superiority Over Jay-Z

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CORNELL HAYNES, JR. (a.k.a. Nelly)

Nelly spoke on ESPN's "First Take" earlier today (Sept. 22) to promote his new workout DVD, "Celebrity Sweat," when the conversation lingered toward basketball. Specifically, who would win in a one-on-one game between the St. Louis rapper and Jay-Z.

Video: Nelly on ESPN's "First Take"


Nelly, who recently released a hit single titled "Just A Dream," is also a sports entepreneur. One of his successful business ventures is his ownership of the NBA team the Charlotte Bobcats, which is also partly owned by Michael Jordan himself.


Although Nelly wouldn't speak about his personal relationship with Jordan, he did reveal how he became the athletic person he is today. Nelly has become so fit over the years, in fact, that he will be in "Celebrity Sweat," along with a variety of other celebrities who share their tips for staying in shape.

Another topic of conversation during the broadcast was Jay-Z, who is one of the owners of a team that hasn't been faring so well lately, the New Jersey Nets. Although Nelly and Jay-Z haven't talked about their NBA teams, the question was asked regarding who would win if the two faced each other on the court, one-on-one. Nelly responded, "Oh, I'd get 'em."


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