NBA fines Lakers for violating league's tampering rule

— -- The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rule, it was announced Thursday.

The NBA said the fine was a result of communication between the Lakers and representatives for Paul George, while he was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers.

The fine followed an investigation, conducted by an independent law firm, after the Pacers filed tampering charges.