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Nets Fined $50,000 For Jay-Z's Visit With Kentucky

The New Jersey Nets have been fined $50,000 for minority partner Jay-Z’s postgame celebration with the Kentucky Wildcats following the school's Final Four clinching win over North Carolina. Word circulated around the league Friday that an unnamed team -- which sources confirmed to ESPN.com is the Nets -- was fined for violating league rules that prohibit contact with players that still have remaining intercollegiate basketball eligibility. The NBA's investigation, first reported by CBSSports.com, was triggered by a video showing Jay-Z visiting with various Kentucky players in their locker room at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., after the Wildcats' quarterfinal victory over North Carolina. -Marc Stein ESPN.com

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