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NBA looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George

NBA looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George

The Lakers are being investigated by the NBA over allegations of tampering with All-Star forward Paul George that were brought forward by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA announced Sunday.

The investigation, which has been going on since May, stemmed from comments Magic Johnson made on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that angered Pacers owner Herb Simon, according to several NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Johnson appeared on the late night talk show in April, just weeks after he took over as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, and was asked by Kimmel what he would do if he saw George while on vacation.

“We can say hi because we know...

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