NBA Rules Lakers’ Magic Johnson Didn’t Tamper with 76ers’ 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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February 12, 2019 at 11:07AM