Jay-Z and Beyonce attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Playoff game in Brooklyn

Not since the 1980s has the 1st round of the NBA playoffs been this boring.

Sports purists are questioning how rap mogul Jay Z’s lowly Brooklyn Nets made it into the first round of the NBA playoffs while other noteworthy teams such as OKC, the Pacers, and the Miami Heat sit at home.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, meet Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z at a Brooklyn Nets basketball game in New York, NY on December 8, 2014

It was a night of firsts for British Royal couple Prince William and his pregnant wife, Duchess Kate Middleton. The Royal couple attended their first NBA game on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they met America’s self-appointed royal couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 33, and her husband, rapper Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, 45.

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In 2005, the NBA implemented a strict dress code to combat image problems caused by young black players wearing hip hop attire popularized by street dealers and rap stars. The dress code called for NBA players to wear “business casual” attire before and after NBA games — even if a player was sitting on the bench.

But before last night’s Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center, Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, as well as members of the Brooklyn Nets, donned black t-shirts bearing the words “I can’t breathe,” to support the family of Eric Garner who was suffocated by a NYPD police officer.

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LeBron and Gloria James

The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in game 5 of the NBA playoffs in Miami last night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the 4th consecutive year. Team co-captain LeBron James celebrated the team’s big win with his favorite girl, his mom Gloria James.

After a much needed rest, LeBron and his teammates will take on the hapless Indiana Pacers on Monday or Tuesday.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Playoff game in Brooklyn

Rap mogul Jay Z and his wife, singer Beyonce were escorted into the Barclay Center by a phalanx of bodyguards to attend game 4 of the NBA playoffs matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in Brooklyn, NYC last night. The Nets went down in flames to the Heat 102-96. During the game, NBA superstar LeBron James walked over to ask Jay Z if he was alright.

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Rihanna watches the Miami Heat beat Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their Playoff Series

Pop star Rihanna laughed as Miami Heat superstar LeBron James ran into the stands Thursday night. Rihanna and her faithful sidekick Melissa Forde sat court side during the Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Miami easily defeated the hapless Nets 94-82 to take a 2-0 lead in the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs. The 2 teams meet again in Brooklyn for game 3 on Saturday.

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