JB Bickerstaff fined $15K by the NBA for stupid remarks about 76ers’ foul shots
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing officiating after the 76ers-Cavs game on Sunday night.
The Sixers beat the Cavaliers 112-108, sweeping the regular season series, led by Joel Embiid who dropped 44 points on 12-of-26 shooting from the floor. Embiid was 3-for-6 from three point range, and snagged 17 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 blocks on the night.
Sure, Embiid also went 17-20 from the free throw line while his teammate James Harden went 11-12 from the charity stripe, notching a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Joel Embiid: King of Cleveland
Embiid owns the Cavaliers. In four games this season, Embiid has averaged 35.3 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists against Cleveland and again, the 76ers won all four games.
The Bickerstaff Cry Fest
After the game, Bickerstaff took to the podium to cry about the amount of free throws Embiid and Harden had during the game, saying that he can’t defend the free throw line.
“You can’t defend the free-throw line. That’s absurd.”
Cool. Obviously he’s totally wrong. He continued by saying that the Cavs deserved to win the game and how the game was “taken from them.”
Wrong again coach. You literally couldn’t stop Embiid or Harden and were playing without both Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, opting to use Markkanen and Kevin Love as your primary defenders on Joel Embiid.
You didn’t deserve to win shit pal.
They Hate the Process
I’m glad Bickerstaff got fined but honestly, I wish the press release from NBA HQ said that he was fined because he insulted the world’s greatest basketball player, Joel Embiid. Sadly, the NBA truly hates the process.
Mandatory Credit: Sports Illustrated