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

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…

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  • Railien

    The league is trying to discourage ‘under the table’ recruiting but this is rediculous. If this is banned, a logical extension of that policy would be, “no NBA owners cannot be allowed to go to college games, lest it be confused with recruiting.”.

    Professional sports is such bs these days that I don’t even care about sports anymore. I don’t watch or go to games, period. Too expensive, no bang for my buck. My money is put to better use than sports-oriented expenses out of my pocket. These people are rich enough that they don’t need my money.

    • dico j.


  • Nas

    I said he could go in there while me and Beyonce chilled in the VIP lounge.
    No big deal!

  • Steven

    As long as Jay-Z was there not in a recruiting capacity….whats the big deal. Beyonce would have been a better alternative.

  • Jimmy

    I think they would have preferred Beyonce.

  • Cribblyd

    Jayz be da man,.

  • fred

    He should not be fined ,he congratulated them what wrong with that.

  • Nick Nice

    Jigga you are the Sam Rolestein of NBA owners, you simply do not belong and it has been proven time and time again you have no influence whether or not superstars come to the Nets.

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