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New Jersey Nets Face Tampering Allegations

12/09/2011 at 11:41 am By

The New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokorov and general manager Billy King may have held an illegal meeting with Orlando Magic all-star center Dwight Howard in Miami earlier this week, violating the NBA’s tampering laws.

Yahoo! reports:

The Nets are under siege with SI.com and ESPN.com reports they held an illegal meeting in Miami this week with owner Mikhail Prokhorov, King and Magic center Dwight Howard. NBA.com reported the Magic are considering filing tampering charges.

The Magic may be feeling rightly insecure about Howard’s loyalty, given that he hasn’t been too discreet about his desire to play in a larger market, and will be a free agent in 2012. There are multiple reports swirling about Howard going to the Lakers, Knicks, and recently the Nets as they prepare for their move to Brooklyn. Given yesterday’s Chris Paul/Lakers/David Stern fiasco, and the Knicks signing Tyson Chandler to a $60 million deal, it’s very likely that the Nets have moved up on Howard’s alleged “wish list”.

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