One of Jay-Z’s 99 problems could be with the NBA. Tim Frank, a spokesman for the NBA, has confirmed that Jay-Z is under investigation for visiting players of the Kentucky basketball team in the locker room after the team beat North Carolina. Why is this an issue? Jay-Z is a minority owner of the New Jersey Nets and owners aren’t allowed to have contact with college basketball players during the season.
This is a tricky issue because it’s highly doubtful that Jay-Z was visiting the Kentucky players for any reason related to the Nets. Jay-Z has long been a basketball fan and is a favorite among players around the world. It was merely a celebrity hanging out in a locker room.
Will the NBA see it that way?
Probably not. If they are investigating, it’s probably too late to sweep it under the rug. They may still give Jay-Z a warning, although a fine may be in order.