Amid an NBA probe to potential tampering, Philadelphia 76ers general director Elton Brand informs ESPN his celebrity guard Ben Simmons does not have any goal of working out using Lakers president Magic Johnson and only wanted the Sixers to help him alleviate”chatting with some of the match’s all time greats.”
“I’ve a terrific association with Ben and [his representative ] Rich [Paul] and we expect him to be always a Sixer for quite a while. He’s brought interest in chatting with some of the all-time greats of the game and we’re supporting.
“Again, we aren’t upset this — end of story”
Simmons and Johnson are both 6-foot-9-plus point guards. Simmons is eligible to sign the Sixers on up his rookie contract extension after the summer season.
Johnson told reporters on Sunday in Philadelphia,””[Simmons] reached me out personally, not to me to the Lakers to figure out whether we will meet up this summer. I said,’Hey, you’ve got to clear with the team,’ of course we signoff, the team signs off when everyone — the Sixers sign away — alright, I’ll accomplish that. … However, I really like his match. I like his vision. I enjoy too, too, he is very, concerning basketball IQ, high basketball IQ.”
Recently, the Lakers attempted to exchange for New Orleans Pelicans celebrity Anthony Davis, who is represented by Rich Paul of all Klutch Sports — the Exact Same bureau that represents Los Angeles’ LeBron James. James and paul have now been friends since childhood, which led many to wonder if Paul was trying to emphasise two of his celebrity clients together in Los Angeles.
Klutch and paul Sports signify Simmons.