Exclusive – Pacers owner Simon may sue NBA, Lakers over Paul George tampering case

New York
Following the NBAs 200304 season, LeBron James coming out pro party, the Cavaliers had the right to exercise an option on Carlos Boozer. The Duke forward had been the 37th pick in the 02 draft, and was locked into a relatively scrawny salary (600G) for someone whod just averaged 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds as a soph.
The Cavs finished 3745 that year, a lotto team despite the advent of the high school kid dubbed The Chosen One, who still smelled like milk. Cleveland was hardly a desired destination of flashy free agents.
In an effort to do right by Boozer (the first teammate who didnt want to play with LeBron) and send a message to prime time players throughout the league, Gordon Gund, an honors owner, did the unthinkable; he took an agent and his client at their word.
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