Clippers Fined $250K For DeAndre Jordan Pitch
The NBA fined the Clippers $250,000 this week, after an investigation found that the team violated league rules while trying to re-sign center DeAndre Jordan.
According to ESPN, the league said Tuesday (August 25) that the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity. League rules prohibit teams from arranging for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.
However, the league says the endorsement opportunity didn't impact Jordan's decision to re-sign with the Clippers. In fact, he chose not to sign the sponsorship deal.