The NBA investigated whether the Los Angeles Lakers committed any tampering violations involving Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, and found nothing.
NBA statement on finding no tampering violation between Magic Johnson/Ben Simmons: “The 76ers initiated the contact with the Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time…” https://t.co/7UFAGboRAm
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 12, 2019
The entire kerfuffle centered around Magic Johnson offering to help Simmons, whom he said reached out to learn from the legendary former point guard.
Magic Johnson takes one last question and says Ben Simmons contacted the Lakers about getting together to learn from a fellow big guard. Magic said he’s game – as long as the league signs off.
Seems like a good time to mention Simmons is represented by Rich Paul and Klutch. pic.twitter.com/djgq9TOWNk
— Bill Oram (@billoram) February 10, 2019
However, as things unfolded on Monday following the announcement that the Association was investigating this, it seemed unlikely it would yield any fruit. In the end, it was much ado about nothing.