Jay-Z's relationship with LeBron James has become "strained" after the NBA star decided to join the Miami Heat, the web site MediaTakeout reports. According to the article, James ignored Jay-Z's calls during the days leading up to his announcement.
Meanwhile, a source tells the New York Daily News that Jay-Z is "pissed, or at least disappointed, that LeBron didn't consult with him." The hip-hop mogul owns part of the New Jersey Nets, which were among many teams that courted King James in June and July.
James has received plenty of criticism since he announced his decision in a widely disparaged special on ESPN. While his former owner had the harshest words for the ex-Cavalier, Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan all say they would have acted differently than James.