Pacers may sue NBA/Lakers over tampering case; to demand harsher punishment at BoG meeting
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According to an impeccable source, for two months, the independent law firm hired by the league, investigated tampering charges filed by Pacers’ owner, Herb Simon. And it determined that Pelinka was the Palooka who communicated with Paul George’s agent, Aaron Mintz, and expressed interest in his Indiana- contracted client. His exact words, I’m informed, were, “We’d like your guy to play for us.”
Still, just because Adam Silver feels his punishment fits the crime, it doesn’t mean Herb Simon will accept it. A confidant of the Pacers’ long-time owner, says he plans to raise a stink at the league’s next Board of Governors meeting. "He’s so fed up, don’t be shocked if he sues the league and the Lakers for damages."
Can't believe the Lakers Get away with literally cheating and breaking the rules
They didn't. They got fined for it.
Do you honestly think that saying "We’d like your guy to play for us" gave the Lakers $500k worth of benefit? Is Paul George going to consider the Lakers because Pelinka expressed interest (which everyone already knew about) in him a year before FA?
What leads you to believe that you have any clue what was actually said or potentially agreed to between the Lakers and Paul George? Did you and Magic grow up together or something?
The Lakers are being punished based on what they have proof of happening. Punishing a team based off of what another team or popular opinion thinks hapoened is asinine (see Goodell, Roger). It's entirely possible that more happened, but not that the league has indicated that they have any proof of.
Are you suggesting that the league should have punished them based on pure speculation? You have to admit that the punishment fits the crime is has been reported.