Jay Z, Beyonce watch Nets troll Drake


Jay Z and Beyonce had a lot more fun than Drake. This is probably true most of the time, though. (Elsa / Getty Images)

Forget the battle on the court between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets.

The real show features Jay Z and Drake. The lint-rolling Canadian rapper was courtside at the Barclays Center for Game 6 of the series and, sitting at the opposite end of the scorers’ table was Jay Z and Beyonce. It was a perfect opportunity for the Nets to have a little fun at Drake’s expense and they did. Oh, yes, they did. First, the team superimposed a Nets jersey on him when he was shown on the scoreboard. Solid, if rather amateurish, fun.

Then the Nets one-upped the score, playing Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement” as Jay Z and Beyoncé appeared amused.

The ball is now in Drake’s court after the Nets forced Game 7 in Toronto with a 97-83 win.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · May 3, 2014