• Lakers blame 76ers for initiating contact over Ben Simmons

    2 monthes ago - By Yardbarke

    The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to tell their side of the story in the ongoing disagreement over Ben Simmons. The Lakers said in a statement Monday that it was the Philadelphia 76ers who first reached out to Los Angeles asking if it would be possible for Simmons to talk with Magic Johnson. The Lakers said they contacted the Sixers and informed them that their approval would be required, and “that was the end of the matter.” The story continues to evolve depending upon who's telling it. 76ers general manager Elton Brand said earlier Monday that the Lakers had originally reached out to the...
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  • Lakers claim 76ers wanted Simmons to meet with Magic Johnson

    2 monthes ago - By TheScore

    The Los Angeles Lakers have defended their actions after the NBA began an investigation into potentially inappropriate contact between the club and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons. In a statement obtained by ESPN's Dave McMenamin on Monday, the club insists the 76ers initiated the contact in November to see if their superstar point guard could meet with Lakers president Magic Johnson to discuss the ins and outs of being a " big guard " in the NBA. "To clarify, last November the 76ers sent an email to the Lakers asking if Ben Simmons would be able to speak with Magic Johnson about his...
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  • Lakers release statement trying to clarify Ben Simmons contact, prove they didn't tamper

    2 monthes ago - By ProBasketballTalk

    The Lakers do not want another Magic Johnson related tampering fine.
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  • Opinion: NBA should leave Lakers, Magic Johnson alone on Ben Simmons comments

    Opinion: NBA should leave Lakers, Magic Johnson alone on Ben Simmons comments

    2 monthes ago - By USA Today

    Los Angeles has broken the NBA's tampering rules before, but Magic Johnson's comments about Sixers guard Ben Simmons doesn't qualify.
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  • NBA to investigate if Ben Simmons, Lakers violated NBA rules with plans to workout with Magic Johnson; 76ers GM responds

    2 monthes ago - By CBSSports

    The 76ers star wants Magic Johnson as a mentor, but the league wants to make sure they didn't violate any NBA rules
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  • NBA opening investigation of Simmons-Johnson meeting request

    NBA opening investigation of Simmons-Johnson meeting request

    2 monthes ago - By USA Today

    NBA opening investigation surrounding the request for Ben Simmons, Magic Johnson to meet
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  • NBA to open investigation into Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request

    NBA to open investigation into Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request

    2 monthes ago - By Sporting News

    After speaking with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, Brand told ESPN the team decided against letting the two meet.
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  • 76ers don't want Ben Simmons anywhere near Magic Johnson

    76ers don't want Ben Simmons anywhere near Magic Johnson

    2 monthes ago - By New York Post

    If Ben Simmons wants to learn Magic Johnson's secrets, the 76ers guard will have to do it in secret. Though the Lakers vice president and Hall of Fame point guard said he was open to sharing “big guard secrets” with the reigning Rookie of the Year, Philadelphia general manager Elton Brand won't sign off on Simmons...
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  • NBA investigating Lakers, Ben Simmons contact

    2 monthes ago - By ESPN

    An NBA spokesman told ESPN on Monday that the league is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Lakers that violated NBA rules.
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  • NBA looking into inappropriate contact between Ben Simmons, Lakers

    2 monthes ago - By Yardbarke

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the subject of the NBA's attention for the wrong reasons once again. The league confirmed Monday that they are looking into any potential inappropriate contact between the Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons after Magic Johnson's comments on potentially mentoring the guard. This comes in light of comments made by Sixers GM Elton Brand, who suggested that Laker GM Rob Pelinka had told him a month ago that Simmons had an interest in talking to Hall of Famers such as Johnson after the season. Those comments would seem to indicate that Pelinka, who is...
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  • NBA Investigating If Lakers, Ben Simmons Potentially Violated League Rules

    2 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was apparently looking for some tutoring from Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson , but rules might have been broken in the process...
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  • NBA investigating situation surrounding Ben Simmons' interest in working out with Magic Johnson, per report

    2 monthes ago - By CBSSports

    The 76ers star wants Johnson as a mentor, but the league wants to make sure he didn't violate any NBA rules
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  • NBA investigating whether Lakers had contact with 76ers' Ben Simmons

    2 monthes ago - By TheScore

    In the wake of Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson saying Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons had expressed an interest in chatting about being a " big guard ," the NBA is investigating whether there was any inappropriate contact between the two sides. "The league office is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA rules,” league spokesperson Mike Bass told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. More to come. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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