The NBA decided to take action to stop teams from talking about the 2010 free agency. Recently, the NBA issued a reminder to all 30 teams about the NBA’s anti-tampering regulation, mainly because of the 2010, Lebron James free agency talks.
From the memo:
“If a member of your organization is asked by the media about a potential free agent prior to the July 1 following the last season covered by the player’s contract, or about any other person under contract with another NBA team, the only proper response is to decline comment.”
“Penalties for tampering include suspension of the offending person, prohibition of the offending team from hiring the person being tampered with, forfeiture of draft picks, and individual and/or team fines of up to $5 million.”