CBSSports.com reported that the NBA will investigate rapper Jay-Z’s visit to the University of Kentucky basketball team’s locker room after their Sunday night win over North Carolina to advance to the NCAA’s Final Four.
And, why is this one of his 99 problems?
Jay-Z is one of the New Jersey Nets’ owners and the University of Kentucky has several potential first-round draft picks on its roster. The league seriously frowns upon team owners hanging around potential future players.
Woops, his bad!
The players seemed pretty excited about having a rapper in their midst, on top of just planting a seed in the Final Four.
“I said, ‘Oh that’s Jay-Z!’ ” forward Terrence Jones said. “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.”
That doesn’t make it seem like Jay-Z was up to no good.
It is believed that the “Dirt off Your Shoulder” artist’s relationship with basketball rainmaker William Wesley that led to him being in the room, according to hiphopdx.com. Wesley is personally connected to the University of Kentucky’s head coach and the Nets coach, which makes this information a little more relevant.
Based on few past infractions around the league, the Brooklyn, NY, native will likely face a small fine.CBSsports, Dirt of Your Shoulder, Jay-Z, NBA, New Jersey Nets, University of Kentucky, Wildcats