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Jay-Z turns away NBA stars from GQ party VIP room

Nov 18, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

Jay-Z AP

Oh, the horror. This damn NBA lockout continues to cause NBA players untold pain.

Like not being able to get in to the VIP areas of swank Los Angeles parties.

Like the GQ party Thursday where Jay-Z was in attendance along with Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, Russell Westbrook, JaVale McGee and Shannon Brown, among others. has the details (via I am a GM).

“So all the athletes were clamoring to talk to Jay-Z in his private section, even Melo, but because of the lockout, Jay had to turn them all down. He refused to let any of them thru, and also warned his security to watch out because of his NBA ownership, he wasn’t allowed to fraternize with them,” said our source.

Jay-Z is rich, doesn’t mean he wants to pay out a $500,000 fine to the league. Smart man.

But I would have loved to see the security guard turning all those guys away. That would have been entertaining.

  1. ogre2010 - Nov 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Hey Kurt, did Jay-Z turn you away as well?

    • brooklynbulls - Nov 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      Ogre has a man krush on Kurt

  2. ogre2010 - Nov 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Hey Bulls, I can’t stand Kurt!! He’s always swinging on the nuts of the players.

  3. silverbuffalo - Nov 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    NBA players spend spend spend so you’ll soon want a 60/40 split … So gangsta!

  4. rajbais - Nov 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    This routine for Jay-Z because he sees these kind of players desert the Nets’ facility every year in free agency!!!

  5. thetooloftools - Nov 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Just more proof the players don’t get it.

    • Earpiece - Nov 23, 2011 at 11:02 PM

      What don’t they get?? That the owners have locked them out, reneged on their contract, have been completely unwilling to negotiate, have publicly treated and talked to grown men like children, and have essentially asked for the world without giving any concessions??

      Or maybe they don’t get the owners’ economic pain?? While the owners have argued that they are losing money, their team valuations continue to soar (weren’t the small market Warrions just sold for $350 million?), and at no point have they actually showed anyone their books. That last part is amazing. Everyone is crying and weeping for the owners, yet none of us actually know whether any of them are turning profits.

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