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League official disputes that Bruce Levenson self reported email to NBA

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Adrian Wojnarowski reports that a league official disputes the report that Bruce Levenson self reported his 2012 email to the NBA.

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Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports that a league official is denying that Bruce Levenson self reported his 2012 email to the NBA.

That report doesn't seem likely in that it would severely contradict the statement made by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver earlier today.  Silver acknowledged twice that Levenson brought the email to the NBA's attention.

The opening paragraph from Silver's statement:

"Following Bruce Levenson notifying the league office this July of his August 2012 email, the NBA commenced an independent investigation regarding the circumstances of Mr. Levenson's comments."

Finally a more direct passage from Silver:

"I commend Mr. Levenson for self-reporting to the league office, for being fully cooperative with the league and its independent investigator, and for putting the best interests of the Hawks, the Atlanta community, and the NBA first."

We will bring you more details as soon as they become available.