ESPN's Scoop Jackson writes about the $50,000 fine the NBA assessed Jay-Z this week for meeting with the University of Kentucky basketball team following their win over North Carolina in Newark last month...and whether it represents a double standard for the NBA.
Jackson questions whether the rap mogul (or "global icon" as the Nets religiously and officially refer to him) is the victim of that double standard. Was he acting as minority owner of the Nets or just a fan when he spoke with the Wildcat players in their locker? And how come Jay got fined and not Michael Jordan, principal owner of the Bobcats who just happened to run into the North Carolina Tar Heels in a parking lot the week before and spoke to Harrison Barnes?
Jay-Z's $50,000 identity crisis - Scoop Jackson - ESPN