The NBA Is Investigating Lakers’ Magic Johnson For Tampering After Comments About Wanting To Work Out With Sixers’ Ben Simmons
Magic Johnson is on the brink of another tampering charge after floating the idea of working out with Sixers guard Ben Simmons.
While speaking with the media Johnson revealed that Simmons had reached out to him about working out together in the offseason.
Sixers GM Elton Brand said that he shut down a meeting between Magic and Ben Simmons over a month ago which raised questions whether Johnson was tampering by bringing it up again.
The NBA is now stepping in and is investigation whether Johnson violated the league’s tampering rules which occurs when a team or its representative attempts to persuade a player, coach, trainer, general manager or any other person who is under contract with another team to join the tampering team according to NBA bylaws.
Johnson has been fined $500,000 for having impermissible contact with Paul George’s agent and $50,000 for complimenting Giannis Antetokounmpo in the past which means there’s a good chance he catches another fine from the league.