LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers poses for a portrait at STAPLES Center on July 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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August 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league's rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month.

The league said the Clippers made a presentation to the then-free agent on July 2 that improperly included a potential third-party endorsement opportunity. League rules prohibit teams from arranging for others to provide compensation for a player unless it is included in a contract or is otherwise permitted by the collective bargaining agreement.

The NBA said the endorsement opportunity didn't impact Jordan's decision to re-sign with the Clippers. He received an $88 million, four-year contract after initially verbally committing to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

The team had no comment on the punishment.

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