By Peter Brennan
The NBA has fined Sixers president Daryl Morey $75,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule.
The fine comes in response to a June 3 social media post from Morey in which he screenshotted an Instagram post from Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry that featured his brother, Sixers guard Seth Curry, and said, “join ’em.” Morey followed that up with an additional tweet that clarified he was simply glad Seth Curry had joined the 76ers. Both have been deleted since.
The 76ers were also fined $75,000 for Morey’s conduct.
Philly is coming off a 128-124 loss to the Hawks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference second-round series. Game 2 is tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.
As you may recall, Morey got into hot water in 2019 when, as the Houston Rockets boss, he tweeted support for protesters in Hong Kong, which offended the Chinese government and that cost the NBA a boatload of bucks when China cut off NBA telecasts in China.