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NBA fines Clippers $250,000 because of DeAndre Jordan pitch (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers poses for a portrait at STAPLES Center on July 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league’s rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month. The league said the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity. League rules prohibit teams from arranging for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.

NBA fines Clippers $250,000 because of DeAndre Jordan pitch (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers poses for a portrait at STAPLES Center on July 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league’s rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month. The league said the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity. League rules prohibit teams from arranging for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.

AP Source: Hornets sign Kidd-Gilchrist to $52M extension (Yahoo Sports)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Charlotte Hornets drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the game on March 27, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The 6-foot-7, 232-pound Kidd-Gilchrist is known primarily for his defense but increased his offensive output last season. Kidd-Gilchrist, 21, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, taken one spot behind his former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis.

Jury awards Michael Jordan big win, $8.9M for name’s use (Yahoo Sports)

CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 23: Michael Jordan owner of the Charlotte Hornets announces the 2017 All-Star game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on June 23, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan’s identity handed him a major win Friday, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission. The amount was close to the $10 million his attorneys said the one-time use of his name was worth and Jordan hugged his lawyers after the decision was read in a federal court in Chicago, where Jordan won six NBA titles with the Bulls. ”I’m so used to playing on a different court,” a visibly delighted Jordan told reporters outside the courthouse.