News broke yesterday that Philadelphia 76ers normal supervisor Elton Brand stopped Ben Simmons from having a sit down assembly with Lakers president basketball operations Magic Johnson. Simmons and Johnson have been planning to speak about what it is wish to be an enormous level guard within the NBA and Simmons merely needed a bit recommendation. Johnson mentioned it may solely occur if the 76ers authorized and it did not. In mild all this, the NBA launched an investigation to see if the Lakers tampered with Simmons, though right this moment in a press release, the NBA made it clear that neither get together broke the principles.
“We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements relating to Ben Simmons don’t represent a tampering violation,” the NBA mentioned in keeping with ESPN. “The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a gathering between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations finally concluded that such a gathering didn’t make sense right now however in that context, Johnson’s response to a media inquiry relating to Simmons doesn’t run afoul league guidelines.”
Yesterday, Brand reached out to Magic to apologize for any insinuation that Johnson could have tampered together with his star participant. The Lakers have been responsible tampering up to now, so it is clear that the NBA investigation was merely to cowl their bases.