Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey received a $ 75K fine Monday night for violating NBA anti-manipulation rules, the league announced in a press release. The 76ers were also charged with a separate $ 75K fine for rape.
The NBA explained in its statement that the penalty was a response to a Morey social media post made on June 3 regarding the Warriors star. Stephen Curry.
Morey, on Twitter, shared a screenshot of an Instagram post where Curry praised his brother, the Sixers shooter Seth Curry, after Seth’s 30-point explosion in Game 5 of the 76ers vs 1 first-round series. Washington. Morey added the caption, “Join them,” which has been widely interpreted as a call to this season’s championship scorer to join his younger brother in Philadelphia.
Morey responded after his tweet with the following clarifications: “My goodness, folks, I’m talking about the fact that we’re all enthusiastic @sdotcurry is here with @sixers – nothing more.” However, that wasn’t enough to dissuade the NBA from putting an end to both the Sixers and their head of basketball operations.