The NBA's anti-circumvention rules prevent teams from offering players unauthorized opportunities to make additional money outside the stipulations of their contracts.
During the Clippers' courtship of DeAndre Jordan this offseason, team officials met with the center on July 2 to present opportunities to him involving potential third-party endorsements.
The NBA ultimately concluded that Los Angeles' presentation to Jordan did not have an impact on his decision to re-sign with the team, but did not excuse the team's violation of the league rule.
Jordan, 27, signed a 4-year, $87.6 million contract with the Clippers in July.
- Kayla Lombardo