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Clippers fined $250K for DeAndre Jordan pitch

Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin #32, DeAndre Jordan #6 and Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers pose for a portrait during the Los Angeles Clippers Media Day at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Facility on September 29, 2014 in Playa Vista, California. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin #32, DeAndre Jordan #6 and Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers pose for a portrait during the Los Angeles Clippers Media Day at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Facility on September 29, 2014 in Playa Vista, California. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 after an investigation found the team had violated league rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month.

The league said Tuesday that the Clippers had 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.

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