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The NBA is investigating whether Magic Johnson and the Lakers tampered with Ben Simmons

After falling very publicly on their face thanks to failed attempts at back-channeled tampering and underhanded trade tactics, the Los Angeles Lakers are jumping right back on that horse with another target: Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers, unfortunately, might be onto them.

No matter how benign or well-meaning you might think Magic Johnson’s intentions with Simmons are, his comments about Simmons over the weekend have netted the Lakers yet another tampering investigation from the league office, according to Tania Ganguli of the L.A. Times:

The Lakers are being investigated again.