dziennika egzotyczny pieścić medycyny centrum medyczne zdrowie Denver

Clippers Fined For Pitch To DeAndre Jordan

2:59pm: The Clippers offered Jordan an endorsement deal with Lexus for $200K a year, and that’s apparently what prompted the fine, a source tells Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).

12:47pm: The NBA has fined the Clippers $250K for violating the league’s rules against circumventing the salary cap in their pitch to DeAndre Jordan last month, the league announced via press release (Twitter link via Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports). The Clippers presented Jordan with a potential third-party endorsement opportunity during their meeting with him on July 2nd. That was before Jordan gave his commitment to the Mavericks, one that came undone when he later expressed second thoughts to the Clippers, who convinced him to re-sign.

The league’s investigation concluded that the violation didn’t influence Jordan’s ultimate decision to return to the team. However, the NBA is imposing the fine anyway, since rules prohibit teams from arranging compensation for players outside of the salary set forth via the contractual terms allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

The fine will ultimately have little impact, since it doesn’t have any bearing on the team’s salary cap, and owner Steve Ballmer, who paid $2 billion to purchase the franchise last year, probably won’t feel much of a pinch over losing $250K. That the violation took part during the Clippers’ initial efforts to sign him, and not during the scramble that took place as he reneged on his decision to sign with the Mavs, further diminishes the effect. Still, it’s an odd coda to the already extraordinary story of Jordan’s free agency this summer.

What part of the Jordan storyline sticks out the most in your mind? Leave a comment to tell us.

newest oldest

6 thoughts on “Clippers Fined For Pitch To DeAndre Jordan

  1. William Barnes

    DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers are errelivant to me. Go Blazers!!!!!

  2. thewatcher

    This one, cuz I literally just read it.

  3. What stocks out in my mind is how the writer of this piece sounds like a hater, period. Clippers are good team, finally breaking through those dark barriers and is really starting to shine. Let this team handle their business and continue reaching for success. Go Clips!!!

  4. Lewis

    Jordan’s contract should be voided. And the Clippers should not be allowed to resign him as it has been proved they made an illegal offer.

  5. I called it too, I said they were going to make a side deal with DJ,…we’re not stupid, we weren’t going to risk losing him, especially not to loud mouth Cuban. Fined, no problem, Steve got that covered. I bet money that sore looser Mark Cuban secretly pushed for the investigation and fine, and just to appease him to shut him up, not let this get blown outta proportion, they handled it quickly and reasonably. Over and done, BOOM, moving on.


    • Arthur Hill

      That brings up an interesting question of how large a fine would need to be to actually deter teams from doing this. The Clippers have to view an extra $250K as well worth it to keep Jordan’s services.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

You can click here to Subscribe without commenting

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: