Indiana Pacers File Tampering Charges Against L.A. Lakers Over Paul George, NBA To Speak With Magic Johnson

Paul George will be teaming with Russell Westbrook this season. [Featured Image by Joe Robbins/Getty Images]

The NBA is investigating the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering in their recruitment of hometown star Paul George.

Silver Screen and Roll reports the Indiana Pacers, George’s now former team, formally filed charges with the league earlier this summer and several sources are now reporting one of the L.A. execs league officials plan to speak with is Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson.

The Pacers have since dealt George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he is expected to form one of the league’s most potent tandems playing alongside league MVP Russell Westbrook.

As for the Lakers, reports are Johnson, team president Jeanie Buss and GM Rob Pelinka are all being asked to speak with an independent law firm that is formally handling the investigation for the league.

Johnson now serves as president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

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