NBA: The National Basketball Association (NBA) 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.
join ’em https://t.co/ta2mxXO92O
— Daryl MorΞy 🗽🏀 (@dmorey) 1622745883000
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.