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Nets get $50,000 slap on wrist for Jay-Z talking to Kentucky

Apr 8, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

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We told you before that the league was looking into the case of Nets minority owner (and music empire mogul) Jay-Z having contact with the Kentucky Wildcats after the team won to advance to the final four.

Team personnel cannot have contact with college players (that’s why Isiah Thomas can’t be an official Knicks consultant and coach Florida International).

But Jay-Z wasn’t in their recruiting players (something pretty much fruitless since there is that whole draft thing anyway) so the league just gave him and the Nets a $50,000 slap on the wrist, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

This is not uncommon, remember Celtics GM Danny Ainge was fined $30,000 for talking to Kevin Durant’s mother.

Does Michael Jordan get an exception for visiting North Carolina practices because he is an alumni?

  1. bigcali4life - Apr 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    You’re crazy for this one Jay.. HOV!

  2. kountryking - Apr 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    He’s an “alumnus” not an “alumni”. The latter is plural. It’s like saying he’s a students. Where do you bloggers learn English?

  3. zackd2 - Apr 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    50k…the NBA means business

  4. cordae - Apr 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    “Unlike Hammer, 30 mil wont hurt me” – Jay Z, talking about MC Hammer filing for banruptcy over 30 million dollars. 50k is chump change to him…

    He’s not a business man he’s a business,…….man lol

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