NBA Rules Lakers’ Magic Johnson Didn’t Tamper with 76ers’ Ben Simmons

FILE - At left, in a Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is shown in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. At right, in a March 8, 2018, file photo, Magic Johnson attends an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament, in Las Vegas. The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the NBA will look at the matter. (AP Photo/File)

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The NBA has ruled that Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson did not tamper with Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons.

Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice shared the league’s official statement on the situation Tuesday:

“We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation. The Philadelphia 76ers initiated with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time but in that context, Johnson’s response to a media inquiry regarding Simmons does not run afoul of league rules.”

This comes after Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Johnson said Simmons wanted to meet with him to discuss “big guard” secrets during the offseason.

                                                         

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

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

February 12, 2019 at 11:07AM

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