Paul George's agent contacted the Pacers on June 18 and informed the team George would not return after his contract expired following the 2017-18 season and that his preference was to play for the Lakers. The NBA is using the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to probe the matter, the NBA said.
"As the NBA's statement made clear, we can not comment about the specifics of any ongoing investigation", Lakers director of media relations Alison Bogli said in a statement released on Sunday. We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting all the investigation is ongoing.
It's no secret that the Lakers are the favorites to land George when he becomes a free agent this summer, and Magic Johnson has not exactly avoided the topic since he joined L.A.'s front office.
"As the NBA's statement made clear, we can not comment about the specifics of any ongoing investigation", the Lakers said in a released statement. And now the league is investigating whether Lakers president Magic Johnson has broken these rules. The NBA confirmed the report and, while it and other sports teams take tampering seriously, the practice is as much a part of pro sports as inflated ticket prices. Johnson said on a television chat show in April that he would love to see George in a Lakers uniform.
According to National Basketball Association rules, team officials are not allowed to make contact with players or their agents to discuss future plans while they are still under contract with another team. "You can't tamper with somebody else's player". The Lakers could face loss of draft picks, fines of up to $5 million, suspensions of team officials, or restrictions on future negotiations with George. George had been linked with the Lakers, his hometown franchise, for several years. If the Lakers are found guilty in this investigation, free agents could be scared away from signing with the Lakers next summer.
Pre-Order the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' Now
This is a huge bump in performance over the original Xbox One and about 50 percent more power than the PS4 Pro , on paper anyway. Finally, if you choose to pick up the new system, switching to it from your old Xbox One should be pretty straightforward.
Jerry Lewis dies age 91
Martin and Lewis enjoyed a smashing ten-year-run, making hit movies in between engagements at nightclubs, on television and radio. His parents were entertainers and young Jerry made his debut at age five on New York's Catskill Mountains entertainment circuit.
South Korea vows to take measures to stabilize financial markets
USA and South Korean military forces are gearing up to start joint large-scale air, land and sea maneuvers Monday in South Korea. But its comments appeared to signal a path to defuse the crisis by saying Kim would watch US conduct before giving his orders.
Graham is one of the few Republican lawmakers to directly rebuke the president for his handling of the Charlottesville issue. On Wednesday, Graham criticized Trump, saying his Charlottesville remarks are " dividing Americans, not healing them ".
The Democratic Alliance has blamed the South African Airways (SAA ) flights being cancelled on the Grace Mugabe assault situation. Some demonstrators protested in Pretoria on Saturday against Zimbabwe's president and his wife, saying she should be prosecuted.
The Dodgers already have a solid corps of outfielders including Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor. Granderson was having a "meh" season for the doomed Mets, batting.228/.334/.481 with decent power numbers over 111 games.
Nevertheless Coley's preview brought home 11 points of profit thanks to the each-way part of the bet comfortably coming in. Love, a three-time champion in Greensboro , played the last 10 holes in 1 over, stalling his charge with a round of 67.
His refusal to completely and totally denounce white supremacist groups and all who enable their bigotry is unacceptable. Heather Heyer was struck and killed by a vehicle driven, police allege, by one of the rally's attendants.
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune added that Trump's plan not only wastes taxpayer money, but puts people in danger. In terms of actual infrastructure systems, the United States does not even rank in the top 10 countries in the world.
You can pre-order your Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition now for $499/£449, ahead of the console's launch on 7th November 2017. Xbox One X consoles will start at $499 in the USA , with United Kingdom and European pricing set at £449 and €499 respectively.
All the passes stuck and a pretty awesome first half. "It was bloody fantastic", All Blacks captain Kieran Read said. Probably [in the] second half we thought it was maybe going to come that easy, so we just need to tidy that up.
Fifty "ambulatory vans" are working in flood-hit areas to attend to sick animals and 196 veterinary doctors have been deputed. NDRF teams also distributed 6400 water bottles, 6200 food packets and 2237 persons were provided medical assistance.
Armstrong told Celtic's official website: "I am delighted to sign this new contract with Celtic". The former Dundee United midfielder had been linked with a move to England's Premier League.
Sir Bruce Forsyth dies
Bruce Forsyth on the catwalk at the Fashion For Relief Show, Cannes. 'Thoughts are with Winnie and his family'. He had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year with a severe chest infection.
First Look at Saoirse Ronan in 'Mary, Queen of Scots'
Dunkirk's Jack Lowden , Martin Compston , Joe Alwyn and Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle have also been cast in the forthcoming film. Hal Wallis produced " Mary, Queen of Scots " in 1971 for Universal with Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson in the leads.
GOAL FLASH! Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea's formation resembled a unusual 3-2-3-1-1, as if Conte had read too much Dan Brown and was going for an impenetrable code. The absolute star of the match was the Spanish worldwide Marcos Alonso who scored two fantastic goals for the Blues.
Egypt seeks to tap new markets at Damascus fair
A rocket has struck close to the entrance of a trade fair in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syrian media say. The government has sought to present the country as slowly returning to normalcy after six years of war.
Comedian And Activist Dick Gregory Has Passed Away At 84
"It is with tremendous misery that the Gregory family affirms that their dad, comedic legend and social liberties dissident Mr. Thompson was among those who voted for Gregory , as the gonzo journalist revealed numerous times in The Great Shark Hunt .
Iraqi Forces Advance on IS-Held Tal Afar
The operation comes six weeks after Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, was liberated. The militias captured Tal Afar's airport, on the outskirts of the town, last year.
Another Senator Discovers He's A Dual Citizen
It comes after Deputy Nationals Leader Fiona Nash revealed on Friday she was a United Kingdom citizen by descent. Xenophon's father was born in Cyprus when it was a colony of Britain.
6 things we want to see in Marvel's The Defenders
The constant influx of new material to digest meant there just wasn't enough time to build up the appetite for the main course. This resurrection leads Daredevil to wonder whether Elektra has lost her soul, and results in some cool Elektra vs.
Foot Locker Earnings Slump Pushes Shares to Multiyear Low
ET, the stock remained down almost 25 percent at $35.87 - after the athletic giant reported disappointing second-quarter results. Foot Locker (fl) CEO Richard Johnson seems to be living in a bit of denial. (NYSE:FL) on Friday, December 4 with "Buy" rating.