Yesterday, it was reported that Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers requested to talk to Magic Johnson for some recommendation on being an enormous level guard within the NBA. Magic defined that he’d be completely satisfied to however the Sixers must approve of it first. In the top, Philly normal supervisor Elton Brand mentioned no and Simmons did not get his assembly. In the aftermath, the NBA is now investigating each groups for tampering.

In order to stoke the flames of the tampering investigation, the Lakers issued an announcement on Monday.

Via ESPN:

“To make clear, final November the 76ers despatched an e-mail to the Lakers asking if Ben Simmons would have the ability to communicate with Magic Johnson about his Hall of Fame enjoying profession. After receiving the e-mail request from the 76ers, Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka contacted 76ers General Manager Elton Brand and knowledgeable him that Magic might solely accomplish that if the 76ers gave him pre-written approval. That was the top of the matter.”

76ers GM Elton Brand Apologizes To Magic Johnson For Tampering Insinuation

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Brand additionally reached out to Johnson late yesterday to apologize and ensure that his feedback weren’t taken the flawed approach. The 76ers GM has reiterated that his relationship with Simmons is a wholesome one and that he is assured that Ben will resign with the 76ers when his rookie contract expires.