Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 5:37 pm  |  31 responses

Report: NBA To Investigate Jay-Z’s Visit with Kentucky

Hov was in Kentucky‘s locker room Sunday after their victory over OSU. CBSSports reports that the NBA will investigate Jay’s visit because UK has multiple potential first-round draft picks: “The NBA plans to investigate contact between Nets part-owner Jay-Z and members of the Kentucky basketball team after the Wildcats beat North Carolina Sunday to advance to the Final Four, a person with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com. The hip-hop mogul’s visit was documented in photos and video showing him congratulating players in the Kentucky locker room, which happened to have been occupied by two potential lottery picks — Brandon Knight and Terrance Jones. As noted here, this offense would seem to be comparable to Celtics GM Danny Ainge sitting with Kevin Durant’s mother during the 2007 Big 12 tournament. Ainge was fined $30,000, a slap on the wrist in exchange for the opportunity to schmooze a top prospect’s mom. But given that standard, Jay-Z should be docked $30K for each college player who was in the locker room.”

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  • Feez22

    30k for each player? … play money to Jay Z.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    “The leagues is watching”. lol

  • tom

    like cwebb said last night “jay-z got 99 problems but a good team ain´t one”

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    definitely needs to be investigated….what other owner goes around parlayin with college kids??? just stupid…..anyways whats the attachment that Lebron and Drake and now Jay-Z have with this university?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    *excuse me, this universities basketball program

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    The NCAA shouldnt allow camels in locker rooms anyway

  • Clydesays

    I was wondering if the NBA might do something when I saw that pic.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    doin a little research….so I’m guessing this Brandon Weems cat is grooming into the next Worldwide Wes huh?

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    @Black Rick Kamla – John Calipari is apparently “friends” with all of them.

  • http://firespo.com KING

    Nobody in the kentucky locker room saw him as jay z the owner they saw jay z the rapper

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear


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  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    He should’ve known better.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    30k each player? dude bought beyonce an island.

  • http://google J-Ro

    Wasnt Michael Jordan just last week with the UNC guys?

  • http://slamonline.com Ryne Nelson

    ^ Yeah, but not in the locker room like this.

  • bashmo

    jordan promised the tar heels anything they want if they reached the final four..which they didnt. Mightve been funny to see how that worked

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The NBA will investigate this by doing research at Jay-Z’s club, drinking his vodka, and eating at his restaurants.

  • doyouwantmore

    If owners aren’t supposed to do that stuff he shouldn’t be doing that stuff. It is funny how he doesn’t really care though.

  • Towelie

    Basketball players so tall.

  • BIG

    Jay-z probs went back cuz they bailed his bracket out and a big million dollar bet he made with birdman haha

  • SMIK

    Rappers so short. @Towelie Captain Obvious lol

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    @BlackRick, WWWes does Lebron a favour and gets his boy a job as an assitant at Coach Cal’s school & now hes “the next”, how that go? Jay Z’s attactchment is as some type of recruiting tool/influencer and Drake is clearly just a tag along.

  • http://dude Chukaz

    Jay Z is not a part owner of the nets. He owns like 0.2%. Not 2%, 0.2%. That’s 20% of 1%. They call him a minority owner cuz he’s famous and they are moving to brooklyn and that’s were he’s from, but he’s just a season ticket holder. when you own 0.2% of a team, the only thing you paid for was your seat

  • connor

    hov hov hov hoooooooooooooooooov

  • Zeiram

    Not only is he as Chukaz said a minor,minor,minor minority owner but the Nets also don´t have any draft picks this year.

  • Kyle

    “Investigation, out in Europe on vacation” – Hov

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    A friend of mine used to be a Grad Assistant on the team and he told me that one of the assistants is really close with LeBron and LeBron is real close with Drake and Hova, so I guess they carried the torch.

  • RobbieJay

    apparently jay-z was trying to recruit free masons

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    he’s got 99 problems…and one of them happens to be the NCAA investigating his visit to kentucky. but a b*tch still is not one of these problems.

  • http://Slam Darryl horton

    That’s probally who Jay pick to win it all.. And what difference does it matter he didn’t pay anyone if u or me was Jay we could b in there taking a pic too but were not so f**k it enjoy the pose!