Jay-Z Fined by NBA for Paying Visit to Kentucky's Locker Room
Jay-Z Gets New Jersey Nets in Trouble for Visiting Wildcats After Win Against North Carolina
Rapper extraordinaire and New Jersey Nets minority owner Jay-Z did a bit of freestyle gabbing with the Kentucky Wildcats after their Elite Eight win against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament, and apparently rapping to college kids got the NBA's attention.
NBA teams are forbidden from extensively talking with collegiate athletes until they declare for the NBA draft, and Jay-Z was reportedly seen in the Wildcats' locker room on March 31 after the game talking with Josh Harrellson, Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Darius Miller.
The NBA has fined the Nets $50,000 for Jay-Z's actions.
Now the only left to do is stamp Jay-Z for using explicit lyrics in violation of NBA rules.
It probably didn't help matters that he was talking to two of the Wildcats' top prospects in Knight and Jones who are projected to be early to mid-first round picks in the 2011 NBA Draft.
The Nets hold the 28th pick in the draft, so they probably won't have a chance to nab Knight or Jones anyway, barring a miracle or them trading up to a higher pick.
But that didn't stop Jay-Z from hip-hoppin' over to the Wildcats' locker room
Yep, it's a hard knock life indeed.
Jay-Z and the Nets found that out the hard way.
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