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76ers GM Elton Brand apologizes to Lakers’ Magic Johnson; NBA finds no wrongdoing

first_img“To clarify, last November the 76ers sent an email to the Lakers asking if Ben Simmons would be able to speak with Magic Johnson about his Hall of Fame playing career,” the Lakers statement read. “After receiving the email request from the 76ers, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka contacted 76ers general manager Elton Brand and informed him that Magic could only do so if the 76ers gave him pre-written approval. That was the end of the matter.”A 76ers spokesperson sent an email during the offseason, at the behest of Simmons’ brothers, to ask the Lakers for Johnson to speak with Simmons, according to ESPN.Brand says he apologized to Johnson on Monday for the comments made in the radio interview. Brand said he also took the time to smooth things over with Pelinka.”No issue,” Brand told ESPN. “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. Just because the NBA trade deadline is over doesn’t mean there isn’t still some drama in the NBA.Sixers general manager Elton Brand apologized Monday to Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson for insinuating in a radio interview that Johnson had tried to talk to the 76ers’ Ben Simmons unprompted. NBA to open investigation into Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request “I had brief dialogue with Rob Pelinka, who I’ve known for a long time, but nothing is planned. Our collective focus is on making a postseason push. Again, we’re not sweating this — end of story.”The NBA on Tuesday afternoon issued a statement in which it said its investigation found no wrongdoing regarding the potential contact between Johnson and Simmons:“We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation. The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time but in that context, Johnson’s response to a media inquiry regarding Simmons does not run afoul of league rules.” “[Lakers GM] Rob Pelinka called me and said that Ben wanted to talk to Hall of Famers after the season. Magic was on the list. He asked for authorization … I said no,” Brand said on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic (via ESPN).The NBA began an investigation into whether the Lakers had done anything wrong, and the Lakers released a statement after Brand’s comments, clarifying L.A.’s request for Johnson to speak to Simmons. Related Newslast_img read more

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Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin’s career may be over due to injuries, report says

first_imgThe Seahawks have not made an announcement saying Baldwin is expected to end his career. Head coach Pete Carroll sounded optimistic about Baldwin’s recovery in March.“There’s never been anybody that’s tougher and more able to come back from whatever challenges he’s (faced),” Carroll said. “He has been extraordinarily adept at figuring out how to return from the circumstances of being banged up. If he could, he will. If he could do it, he will. I have no doubt in that. But it’s been a challenging offseason for him. He’s had a lot of stuff he’s been working on. This latest one is going to take some time again. Whatever he has to do, we’re going to follow, support and believe in it. If anybody can do it, he can get it done.“I have so much respect for the way he was able to deal with. He was so banged up. He had a number of things that surfaced last year. It’s been challenging.” At the age of 30, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin might be unable to play again due to the cumulative effect of multiple injuries, per sources. There is a real chance that Baldwin, one of the Seahawks’ best and most popular players, has played his last NFL down, a source said Friday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2019Baldwin played 13 games last season with the Seahawks, hauling in 50 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns.He had knee and shoulder surgery following the 2018 season and missed the Seahawks’ second and third games of the year due to other injuries. He did not record a catch in the team’s opener. Related News It’s a good thing the Seahawks just drafted D.K. Metcalf.Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin may have played his last down in the NFL due to the cumulative injuries he has sustained in his career, according to ESPN. NFL Draft 2019: D.K. Metcalf drafted by Seahawks at No. 64 after fall from first round Baldwin has played his entire career with the Seahawks and has caught 493 passes for 6,563 yards and 49 touchdowns while being named to two Pro Bowls.Update: Seahawks general manager John Schneider released a statement after the story came out.”(He’s) considering it yeah,” Schneider said. “But there is a process to go through with that…He’s at a point in his career where he is considering a lot of things and once you get there, there is a lot of different ways, there is stuff with the league office, with the union that you know we need to work through with him.”Schneider on Baldwin considering retiring: pic.twitter.com/exsKGAzRxY— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 27, 2019last_img read more

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