The Los Angeles Lakers were recently the subject of an NBA investigation after being accused of tampering with former Indiana Pacers star Paul George. The investigation revealed that Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka had a conversation with George’s agent Aaron Mintz, so the Lakers were fined $500,000 which is the largest penalty for tampering in league history. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson took full responsibility for the incident, telling Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to take the $500,000 out of his salary to pay the fine. Pacers owner Herb Simon was reportedly not satisfied with the results of the investigation though as it looked as if he may pursue a lawsuit against both the Lakers and the NBA.
Pacers won't pursue legal action against Lakers for tampering
Lakers Nation | Sep 6