It's one of Joel Embiid's go-to celebrations, the DX/Triple H "suck it" celebration. He went to it on an and-1 against the Trail Blazers when the 76ers were up by 20.
— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) October 30, 2023
That has earned Embiid a $35,000 fine from the league.
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— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) October 31, 2023
This is not the first time Embiid has been fined for this move, he was hit with a $25,000 fine for the same thing last January. At the time Triple H had Embiid's back and hinted he might help cover the fine. Kevin Durant called him out for the "trash celebration."
Will this stop Embiid from using the "obscene" gesture? Probably not. Especially if he can drop it on Durant and the Suns.