Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
Was the NBA's action to fine Doc Rivers and the Clippers $50,000 for violating the NBA's tampering rules while talking about Kawhi Leonard appropriate? What action should other coaches and executives in the league take in the future when in similar situations?
Another soap opera is playing out in Los Angeles, with Magic Johnson calling out Rob Pelinka as a backstabber who betrayed him. The Lakers should have been prepared for this and made proper concessions.