The NBA fined the Philadelphia 76ers and president Daryl Morey for a social media post about Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry that was ruled tampering.
You’d think Daryl Morey would have learned to be more careful with his social media by now.
He clearly hasn’t because he just got docked more money for tampering with an NBA star.
Morey was fined $75,000 for violating the NBA’s anti-tampering rule, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The NBA also hit the 76ers with a $75,000 fine for Morey’s actions responding to a social media post by Warriors star Steph Curry.
Morey still hasn’t taken down the tweet in question. It featured a screenshot of Curry’s Instagram post praising his brother Seth. The 76ers president captioned it, “join ’em.”
Another tweet from Morey followed soon after saying, “My goodness folks I am talking about the fact that we are all thrilled @sdotcurry is here with the @sixers — nothing else!”
Daryl Morey picked up another tampering fine, this time over Steph Curry
Looking at the original tweet, it’s a pretty tough ask to spin it as anything other than telling Steph to join his brother in Philadelphia.
The NBA agreed and slapped Morey with a fine.
Is it an egregious mistake by Morey? Not particularly. The NBA really should be worrying about more serious tampering cases that actually impact players’ movement.
However, the fact that this isn’t the first time proves that Morey needs to get his act together. Another social media post about James Harden put him in hot water in December, resulting in a $50,000 fine. He should know by now not to mention players who aren’t his team in any context on social media. It’ll only end in trouble.
Philadelphia added Seth Curry in a trade with Dallas last November. He averaged 12.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his first season with the 76ers. Then he took his play up a notch with an average of 16.7 points in the playoff series with the Wizards.