Elton Brand: I Rejected Idea of Lakers’ Magic Johnson Meeting with Ben Simmons | Bleacher Report

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, of Australia, in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand said he already shut down any possibility of star point guard Ben Simmons picking the brain of NBA Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers team president Magic Johnson during this offseason.

“Rob Pelinka called me and said that Ben (Simmons) wanted to talk to Hall of Famers after the season, Magic was on the list,” Brand told 97.5 The Fanatic. “He asked for authorization… I said no. This was over a month ago.”


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