NBA Investigating If Lakers, Ben Simmons Potentially Violated League Rules

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, of Australia, in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Chris Szagola/Associated Press

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was apparently looking for some tutoring from Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson, but rules might have been broken in the process.

“The league office is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA rules,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Johnson said Sunday that Simmons reached out to the Lakers to see if the two could get together in the summer, via Bill Oram of the Athletic:

   

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF

February 11, 2019 at 01:05PM

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