The Indiana Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Those charges are centered around forbidden contact between Lakers president Magic Johnson and Paul George.
“Sources: Pacers filed tampering charges vs. Lakers, probe centered on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George.”
– @Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
In late June, the Pacers traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, a deal many felt was a low return for a perennial Eastern Conference All-Star. But Indiana had its hand forced as reports surfaced of George’s desire to leave Indiana for his hometown of Los Angeles when his pending free agency strikes in 2018.
George later told Pacers management that he would not re-sign in Indiana in 2018 and that his preference was to join to Lakers as a free agent.
More to come on this developing story.
Source: SB Nation Bay Area
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