Jay-Z's Locker Room Appearance: NBA Investigates

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Jay-Z took "Check out my swag' yo, I walk like a ballplayer" just a a little too literally when he stepped right into the Kentucky Wildcats' locker room after their victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels last Sunday.


PopEater reports that the locker room visit may have violated NBA rules because Jay, a minority owner of the New Jersey Nets, is barred from having contact with amateur players who have not yet been chosen for the draft pool.

The NBA has launched an investigation into the nature of the rapper's invitation to the game and his visit to the locker room because two Wildcats members — Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones — are potential lottery picks.


Jay reportedly got behind the scenes in part because of his friendship with William Wesley, a noted basketball agent.

The league may not be thrilled, but it sounds like the players will still "love him," not "leave him alone": "It was crazy. I kind of had to do a double-take. I didn't expect that at all. I just had to get a picture with him," said Kentucky guard Darius Miller.

If a violation of the rules is found, The Blueprint 3 creator will probably have to pay a small fine.

Read more at PopEater.

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