Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons wanted to sit down with Magic Johnson to discuss being a big point guard in the NBA, but Sixers general manager Elton Brand said he nixed that idea. And although Brand said he considers the case closed, the NBA is investigating. FILE PHOTO: Feb 2, 2019; Sacramento, CA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) dribbles the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports\u201cThe league office is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA rules,\u201d NBA spokesman Mike Bass told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. When Brand was interviewed on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Monday, the conversation about the 76ers and their post-trade deadline lineup took a turn toward a potential meeting between the Lakers legend and Simmons. Johnson, the Lakers team president, said Sunday that Simmons had contacted him about potentially meeting in the offseason. Johnson told reporters they couldn\u2019t talk \u201cif everybody doesn\u2019t sign off.\u201d Brand said his Lakers counterpart, Rob Pelinka, contacted him about a month ago about the idea. \u201cRob Pelinka called me and said that Ben wanted to talk to Hall of Famers after the season. Magic was on the list,\u201d Brand said during the interview. \u201cHe asked for authorization, I said no. This was over a month ago.\u201d The Lakers have been fined twice by the NBA for tampering since Johnson has been in charge. And although there has been no talk of the Lakers pursuing Simmons - he doesn\u2019t become a restricted free agent until 2020 - eyes could be raised if he and Johnson got together. The 22-year-old Simmons is represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. He represents both LeBron James and Anthony Davis, whom the Lakers tried to acquire before the trade deadline last week. Brand reiterated to Wojnarowski that he is not worried the Lakers are trying to snatch his young star. \u201cNo issue. I have a great relationship with Ben and Rich (Paul) and we expect him to be a Sixer for a long time,\u201d Brand said. \u201cHe has taken interest in chatting with some of the game\u2019s all-time greats and we\u2019re supportive. I had brief dialog with Rob Pelinka who I\u2019ve known for a long time, but nothing is planned. Our collective focus is on making a postseason push. Again, we\u2019re not sweating this, end of story.\u201d \u2014 Field Level MediaOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.