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The NBA investigated with the Clippers amid allegations that Jerry West offered $ 2.5 million to a friend of Kawhi Leonard, in the report.

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The NBA is investigating the allegations Los Angeles Clippers CEO Jerry West offered to pay Johnny Wilkes’ friend Kawhi Leonard$ 2.5 million to help hand over two finals to the team in 2019 Free Agency, according to Mark Stein from The New York Times. on Monday, I mentioned TMZ Wilkes is suing West over an alleged failure to fulfill this promise of $ 2.5 million for his help in securing Kohi.

Clippers has since strongly denied the allegations against the West. “The lawsuit brought by Johnny Wilkes is littered with inaccurate information and baseless allegations,” the team wrote in a letter. statement. “Clippers are fully cooperating with the NBA in their investigation, which is standard when these kinds of allegations are made.” They added that they were providing the National Basketball Association with evidence that the allegations were false.

This is not the first time that the Clippers have been investigated due to the events and allegations surrounding Leonard’s Free Agency. During the 2019-20 season, Sam Ameek from Athletic It is reported that Leonard’s uncle, Dennis Robertson, has been investigated for seeking improper benefits from teams seeking to sign with the attacking star. No violations were found, but reports stated that Al-Douri will resume the investigation if that changes.

There is no precedent for the university finding evidence of such an illegal recruitment tactic. Probably the earliest example of this is Joe Smith’s illegal contract with Minnesota Timber Wolves In 1998. The Association found that Smith entered into a contract valued at less than the market to join the Timberwolves team who otherwise would not have had much room to sign knowing that he could sign a more lucrative deal later using Bird Rights. The NBA stripped the Timberwolves team of four selections from the first round as a result, stopping owner Glenn Taylor and General Manager Kevin McHale.

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This may represent a different type of violation, but is not less dangerous if proven to be true. For now, though, there is no evidence to suggest wrongdoing on the part of the clippers.

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