Often alleged but rarely implicated, the idea of tampering in the NBA is a normal part of the lexicon when it comes to landing the biggest free agents.
The fact that the Pacers started this investigation themselves says there could be some merit to it.
Sources: Pacers filed tampering charges vs. Lakers, probe centered on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and Paul George.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 20, 2017
Though proving it will be tough, maybe the charming ways of Magic overstepped a bit on the George trade attempts this offseason.