Tampering Rumors

Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey has gotten himself into trouble on social media over the years. And he caused a bit of a stir Thursday when he sent out a tweet involving Warriors superstar Steph Curry. Morey tweeted “join ’em” on a photo of an Instagram post Steph put up on Wednesday night complimenting his brother, Seth, on his great game in the 76ers’ playoff win.

The lawsuit claims Wilkes, 58, is Robertson’s “best friend,” and that he leveraged that relationship to aid the Clippers’ pursuit of Leonard in the summer of 2019 by providing the team with information while trying to convince Robertson that the then-free agent should sign with the Clippers. Leonard denied that claim to reporters this week, saying “nobody swayed my mind to go somewhere.” In exchange, the lawsuit says, West promised to pay Wilkes $2.5 million. The lawsuit also alleges that the team later promised other inducements, including a travel expense account and house for Robertson. The Clippers issued a statement saying the lawsuit “is replete with inaccuracies and the allegations are baseless,” while West denied any “improper conduct” regarding Leonard’s signing.
Storyline: Jerry West Investigation