Report: NBA To Investigate Jay-Z’s Locker Room Visit With Kentucky
NEW YORK (WFAN) — The NBA “plans to investigate” Sunday’s contact between Nets part-owner Jay-Z and John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
Jay-Z surprised the Wildcats’ locker room after Kentucky secured their 14th Final Four berth.
Kentucky guard Darius Miller even tweeted a photo of Jay-Z’s Prudential Center pop-in.
There were two probable lottery picks — Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight — in the room, though that wouldn’t have any impact on the Nets. New Jersey traded their 2011 lottery pick to Utah in the Deron Williams deal.
“I said, ‘Oh that’s Jay-Z!’ ” Jones said afterward. “We all gave him a handshake and he came in the locker room, and we just kept screaming ‘Jay-Z in the locker room!’ He congratulated us, just said he was proud of us.”
According to Berger, “this offense would seem to be comparable to Celtics GM Danny Ainge sitting with Kevin Durant’s mother during the 2007 Big 12 tournament.”
The NBA later fined Ainge $30,000.
Should the league fine Jay-Z or was it just a harmless visit? Sound off in the comments below…
(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)