Lakers fined for tampering after Magic comments on Bucks, Giannis
NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $50,000 for violating the NBA’s tampering rule again.
League officials made the announcement Tuesday in response to an interview team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson did with ESPN.
It’s the third time in less than 12 months the Lakers have been disciplined for tampering.
The team was fined $500,000 last summer after the league found general manager Rob Pelinka had been communicating with Paul George‘s agent while George was with the Indiana Pacers. Previously, the NBA issued a warning to the team after Johnson winked at George during a television interview.
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