The very public connections between the Lakers and Paul George could be putting the NBA's headline franchise in some hot water.
ESPN is reporting the NBA is looking into whether the Lakers front office tampered with the current Thunder star. There have been stories linking the two going back to last year and even longer.
The Pacers traded George to the Thunder after he informed them he would not re-sign when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season.
Magic Johnson, LA's new president of basketball operations, is the focus of the investigation, which is being done by an independent group.
The Lakers could face a variety of punishments if found guilty -- including a fine, loss of draft picks, not being allowed to sign George and suspensions of team officials.