NBA Investigating 76ers' Ben Simmons, Lakers For Possible Rules Violation
10 days ago - By NESN
When Ben Simmons reached out to Magic Johnson about potentially getting together in the summer, he may not have been aware he was breaking some league rules.
The Philadelphia 76ers star contacted the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations in hopes to get connected with “some of the game's all-time greats,” Philadelphia's general manager Elton Brand told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Brand added Simmons had “no intention” to work out with Johnson.
“No issue,” Brand said, per Wojnarowski. “I have a great relationship with Ben and Rich and we expect him to be a Sixer for a long...
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Lakers Notes: Simmons, Hart, Ball, Zubac
10 days ago - By Hoops Rumors
The Lakers released a statement stating that the Sixers had sought their permission for floor leader Ben Simmons to speak with team president Magic Johnson , Dave McMenamin of ESPN tweets. Philadelphia emailed the Lakers in November, according to the statement, asking if Simmons could speak with Johnson about his Hall of Fame career. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka subsequently told Sixers GM Elton Brand that Johnson could only do that with Philadelphia's written pre-approval. That was the end of the matter, the release adds. The league has launched an investigation to determine if any communication...
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