Daryl Morey and 76ers Fined for Tampering
Team President Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers were each fined $75,000 dollars for a tweet directed at Golden State Warriors star, Steph Curry, after Seth Curry’s monster playoff game against the Washington Wizards.
In Game 5 of the first round of the NBA playoffs, Seth Curry dropped a playoff career high of 30 points. Curry was 10/17 from the field and went 7/7 at the free throw line. This performance prompted a response from Seth’s all-star brother, Steph, on Instagram. Daryl Morey could not resist but to respond with a tweet of his own.
Daryl Morey has a history of being somewhat wild on Twitter. He has been fined for tampering in the past as well. The tampering fine was blatant and probably justified. Will it stop Morey from being a Twitter personality in the NBA? No, probably not, and it shouldn’t.
Ryan Conway wrote an article immediately after suggesting that Morey was just making his case for joining the splash brothers. It’s all in good fun. Morey is the kind of president that creates a team culture that attracts players. He made multiple moves in the off season to round out this Sixers team, such as Dwight Howard and Seth Curry, himself, to get them to where they are now.
Did the NBA fine him AND the team a little more than they should have? Yes, considering, Meyers Leonard was fined less money for an obvious racial slur. How does the phrase go? “They hate the Process.”
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer