Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

College graduation is a day to celebrate accomplishments and toast to the future. Some people may even get thoughtful gifts from friends and family. For former Notre Dame basketball player Skylar Diggins, graduation day will certainly be unforgettable. Diggins currently plays guard for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock and graduated Sunday from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Her agency, Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation, surprised her with quite the gift. Diggins left her graduation ceremonies and was surprised in the parking lot with a brand new white Mercedes, complete with a red bow and a handwritten note from Jay himself. Diggins posted a collage of photos of the car on her Instagram account with the caption, “Got surprised with a new Mercedes! Thanks so much to Jay and @rocnation, and @dancyautogroup!” Check out the pricey gift in the photo below. Photo via Instagram/SkyDigg4 Thumbnail via Twitter/@SkyDigg4

  • The man who screams about materialism, who owns so much, gives an excessively expensive car to someone who doesn't need it instead of putting money towards giving to the truly needy. Better change your words. No credibility.
  • The last time I checked, WNBA players don't make a lot of money. Perhaps you can enlighten us "yourdone". How much does she make? What kind of background does she have? Did she always have reliable transportation while in school? Are her and her family's debts paid? I just think there's more to this story before I judge.
  • Don't hate
  • Did you see her W2's? How do you know how much she makes. You're such a self righteous hater!!!!
  • marcy project is badly in need of food , recreational center,and library.
  • How much are you donating??
  • OK, well donate then and stop worrying about someone else's dime.
  • Let's try something new: Stop looking for a hand out. J earned his, how about earning yours. It's HIS money, damn. It is so pathetic that everytime a wealthy person spends their money, someone is sitting back telling them no, you spend on this instead. You don't know what he has done for Marcy. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR MARCY!?
  • So, does this mean he will be purchasing a high end gift for every graduate who signs with his agency? Show off!!!
  • Where do I sign up :)
  • Why is it that when someone rewards someone for a successful accomplishment, they are still criticized? Not that Jay-Z needs any of our stamps of approval. "Can [Jay-Z] live"
  • You're so right!!!!
  • Sounds like a conflict of interest to me.
  • I'm from South Bend area, and Skylar and her family aren't well off. She went to Washington HS which is in the ghetto area of the west side of town. And she deserves this, she has done a lot for this community and to dig her self out of the poor area of town to become someone.... Good luck to you Skylar!!!!!
  • Hmmmm - I am like the other post - is everyone going to get a big time gift like this - or should I say will the next not so attractive lady or man be giving a nice gift .........if Yes - then OH Well - but if not - then why a gift like this.. for this lady...........
  • She hot
  • Jay Z is her Sports Agent you Jerks. She'll make MILLIONS in endorsements alone.
  • Not that J cares about your or my comments, but really??? He can't get a break from any of you Haters!!!! Damned if he does, damned if he don't. Funny thing is just like Michael J, Whitney and so many others, when he passes, ya'll are going to be talking about all the good he did, but while he's alive and well, you're going to criticize every move he makes!! You really need to get a life!!!
  • We're not jerks for assuming - company award company cars all the time - but this is a personal gift.......so being that its on a personal note --- people are going to assume....but like I said -- if its common practice for graduates at this company to get such nich PERSONAL not BUSINESS gifts........ then no biggie -- but since its news --- it must not be the case -- so let the ASSUMING - begin...............
  • ...spoken like a true JERK who needs to get a life of his own!
  • Why is it news?

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