LA Clippers Face $250,000 Fine for Unauthorized Endorsements

LA Clippers Face $250,000 Fine for Unauthorized DeAndre Jordan Endorsements

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According to reports, the Los Angeles Clippers face a $250,000 fine after an NBA investigation found the team violated league rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month.

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The NBA says the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity–an effort prohibited by the rules.

Teams are not allowed to arrange for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.

The endorsement opportunities didn’t impact Jordan’s decision to re-sign with the Clippers, according to the NBA. The baller remained with the team after having made a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks.