Joel Embiid fined $15,000 for complimenting the officiating crew after Game 4
At the end of the Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, Joel Embiid was caught on camera clapping for the officiating crew after the final buzzer.
Joel Embiid Golf Clap for Game 4 Officiating Crew
After the game, Embiid provided more insight on why he was clapping for the refs, saying that he wanted to congratulate them for doing such a great job officiating in Game 4.
“Like I was doing at the end of the game, they did a great job,” Embiid said to reporters in Toronto. “I admire the job that they did today. To me, it felt like they had one job coming in here tonight, and they got it done. So, congrats to them.”
Joel Embiid has now been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating crew.
Pocket change, baby.
Free Throws Per Game
- Free Throws Game 1: 76ers 34. Raptors 23.
- Free Throws Game 2: 76ers 30. Raptors 12.
- Free Throws Game 3: 76ers 20. Raptors 18.
- Free Throws Game 4: 76ers 25. Raptors 35.
I’m not going to sit here and bitch about free throws or foul calls.
That’s something Nick Nurse, the Raptors, and Toronto fans do on a nightly basis.
76ers need to wrap this series up tonight and get some extra rest before Round 2 against the Miami Heat.
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