Pacers file tampering charges on Lakers regarding Paul George rumors

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If the allegations are true, Magic Johnson may have made it exponentially more hard for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign current Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George next offseason when George will be a free agent.

Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss, General Manager Rob Pelinka and President Magic Johnson have been contacted by an independent investigator and have been asked to give potential correspondence between them and George, his agent and his parents. The NBA usually does not investigate tampering until a team files a formal complaint.

According to the NBA constitution, it is a violation of the league's anti-tampering rule for "any person affiliated with an NBA team to directly or indirectly (i) entice, induce or persuade or attempt to entice, induce or persuade any player, coach, GM or other person under contract to any other NBA team to enter into negotiations for or relating to that person's services". And while it remains to be seen what evidence there is against Johnson, the Lakers legend did raise eyebrows during a recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" when he suggested he had talked to George about coming to L.A.

"The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made", the league's statement said. Along with George wanting to play for his hometown, LeBron James has been heavily linked with the team should he ultimately leave the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Did Magic Johnson and the Lakers commit tampering in their pursuit of Paul George?

Paul Georges free agency has not begun yet, but the Pacers have already filed tampering charges.

"I had to go to school".

The interview took place in April. Teams in the past have been fined for it. George was later traded to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

Peter Vecsey on Patreon reported Saturday that Lakers president Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss were contacted by an investigator for the National Basketball Association and asked to provide "any correspondence pertaining to" George, his agent and his parents.

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