Jay Z sat courtside in Oakland’s Oracle Arena to take in the Golden State Warriors’ 22-point drubbing of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals last night (June 1). As you can see from the picture above, he looks like he’s having a pretty good time.
For Hov, it had to be something of a conflicting few hours. On one hand, he and LeBron have been good friends for at least the last 13 years, so it must have been hard to watch ‘Bron’s team lose so badly. On the other, Kevin Durant, Golden State’s somewhat recently aquired small forward who dominated the Cavaliers while notching a hyper-efficient 38 points last night, signed with his Roc Nation Sports back in 2013. Maybe it was just a win-win.
Jay, who appears to be in album-making mode, could also be seen hanging out with Kevin Hart and Rihanna at different points of the night. Hart used his Instagram account to upload an image of himself, Jay and others on what appears to be a private jet. In another Instagram video, we see the two enjoying a hearty laugh as Riri chills in the background.
It’s always good to see Hov out here having a good time, and that’s something we should soon be seeing a lot more of. The Roc Nation boss, whom Forbes recently named the second wealthiest rapper in the industry, is all set to headline at least a couple of shows in the coming months.
At the top of September, Jay will co-headline the 2017 Made in America Festival with J. Cole. A couple of weeks later, he’ll be the main attraction at 2017 Meadows Music and Arts Festival. So yeah, we’ll be seeing a lot of the rap legend in the near future. Dope.