Via CBS Sports:
Their complaints boil down to one man: Dennis Robertson. Leonard’s uncle, Robertson has long served as one of his closest advisors. The NBA, however, conducted a formal investigation into his conduct on Leonard’s behalf after he signed with the Clippers, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports. He was not found to have committed any violations, but the league is reportedly ready to reopen the investigation if new information comes to light.
The NBA has strict rules on what teams are allowed to give players, and what would circumvent the salary cap. In short, financial benefits exceeding the value of a contract are illegal. Robertson, however, reportedly “asked team officials for part ownership of the team, a private plane that would be available at all times, a house and — last but certainly not least — a guaranteed amount of off-court endorsement money that they could expect if Leonard played for their team.”
Just because the NBA didn’t find any evidence doesn’t mean it happen. It sure sounds like Uncle Dennis was making some illegal requests.
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