Jay-Z’s recent visit to the Kentucky Wildcats locker room has started an investigation.
On Sunday March 27th the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in an Elite Eight match up between two legendary programs. Following the win at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Jay-Z visited the locker room to congratulate the winning team.
Rapper Jay-Z may have caught a case of March Madness, but it’s the NBA that is mad because it plans to launch a probe into why he chose to make a surprise visit to the Kentucky locker room, according to a new report.
There wasn’t a problem with Jay-Z the rapper being in the locker room, but it is against NBA policy for Nets minority owner Shawn Carter to be there. NBA personnel are prohibited from being in contact with amateur players until they have declared for the draft. The high-powered Wildcats have a likely pair of lottery picks on their roster as well.
It is believed that it is Jay’s relationship with basketball rainmaker William Wesley that led to him being in the room. Wesley, also known as Worldwide Wes, also has a relationship with Kentucky coach and former Nets coach John Calipari. Based on past infractions around the league, Jay-Z will likely face a small fine.
Jay-Z may have been there to congratulate the Wildcats for earning the school’s first trip to the Final Four since 1998, but the NBA wants to know whether he was trying to get a word in with some future draft picks, according to the report.
While the incident is not a violation of NCAA rules, CBSSports.com reported today that the NBA plans an investigation.
In the room with Jay-Z at the time where potential lottery picks Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones.
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