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Morey fined $75,000 by NBA for controversial tweet

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LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The National Basketball Association slapped Daryl Morey with a $75,000 fine on Monday after the Philadelphia 76ers club president sent a tweet that the league said violated their anti-tampering rules.

The league fined Morey after he wrote “join ’em” while sharing a social media post from Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry that lauded the play of his brother Seth Curry, who plays for Philadelphia.

 

The 33-year-old Stephen Curry is set to become a free agent in 2022.

The Sixers were also hit with a $75,000 fine.

Morey sought to clarify his comment on Thursday by saying, “My goodness folks I am talking about the fact that we are all thrilled [Seth Curry] is here with the @sixers — nothing else!”

Morey has a history of making controversial tweets. In 2019, he angered Chinese officials by tweeting about the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. Several Chinese companies said they wouldn’t do business with the NBA because of Morey’s comments.

Morey, the former GM of the Houston Rockets, was also fined $50,000 for tweeting about James Harden before he was traded from the Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets.

 

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