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NBA to investigate if Lakers, Ben Simmons contact violated rules

Amid an NBA probe into possible tampering, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand tells ESPN that his star guard Ben Simmons has no intention of working out with Lakers president Magic Johnson and simply wanted the Sixers to help him facilitate "chatting with some of the game's all-time greats."

"No issue," Brand told ESPN on Monday. "I have a great relationship with Ben and (his agent) Rich (Paul) and we expect him to be a Sixer for a long time. He has taken interest in chatting with some of the game's all-time greats and we're supportive.