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According to a Saturday evening report from Peter Vecsey, via Patreon, the Pacers are planning to formally file tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers regarding George. The indepetent investigation is being conducted by the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

As the National Basketball Association states, there have been no decisions made upon the findings at this point. We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing.

The Lakers are denying the allegations filed by the Pacers, insisting there is no evidence of tampering, and they expect to be cleared in the matter, ESPN reported. It's true that numerous moves Los Angeles have made so far have been setting themselves up to sign a big free agent or two, but it will be hard to prove that alone is related to George. George, who is from the L.A. area, had his agent convey in June that he preferred to play for the Lakers and that he would not return to in when his contract expired after the 2017-18 season. However, the build-up to that moment was enough to lower his trade value, netting the Pacers only Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return.

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More unfamiliarity was probably not what Spurs needed, though, and they looked out of sorts in the early exchanges. With this conflict being a derby, one can expect an exciting experience between the two best sides of last season.

It would be a rare twist of irony if Johnson's impatience to secure George for the Lakers ends up being the very thing that prevents that transaction from happening. Players tampering with each other appears to have always been fair game, but front offices are supposed to remain hands off. However, on an episode of the Jimmy Kimmel show, Johnson did say that he would give a wink to George if you happen to see him.

"I had to go to school". Technically, any time a team makes contact with a player outside this allotted time they are committing tampering. "You can't tamper with somebody else's player". On an episode of ESPN's "The Jump" last week, reporter Brian Windhorst said "the Lakers have all but put up a billboard announcing they want to sign" George. Teams in the past have been fined for it.

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