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Philadelphia 76ers executive Daryl Morey fined $75,000 for violating NBA's anti-tampering rule

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The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operation Daryl Morey – again.

On Monday, the league announced it penalized Morey $75,000 “for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. The fine is in response to a social media post Morey made June 3 regarding the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry.”

The NBA also fined the Sixers $75,000 for Morey’s conduct.

Morey’s offending tweet was in response to an Instagram post by Steph Curry after his brother, Seth, scored 30 points in Philadelphia’s Game 5 close-out victory against Washington.

Steph wrote, “Aye you @sdotcurry …. you killed tonight.”

On Twitter, Morey responded with a screengrab of Steph Curry’s post and wrote, “join ’em.”

Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey was fined again by the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey was fined again by the NBA.

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When Twitter users suggested Morey tampered, he responded, “My goodness folks I am talking about the fact that we are thrilled @sdotcurry is with the @sixers – nothing else!”

On Dec. 28, the NBA fined Morey $50,000 “for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. The fine is in response to a since-deleted social media post Morey made on December 20 regarding the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.”

Morey’s social media activity has cost him. His pro-Hong Kong tweet during the 2019-20 preseason led to a fallout with China. It took a full year before China’s state-sponsored CCTV began broadcasting NBA games again and the league lost nearly $400 million.

The league has taken stronger action regarding tampering over the past two years. The NBA passed stricter anti-tampering rules at the start of the 2019-20 season, and it fined Golden State's Draymond Green $50,000 in August for violating the rule after his comments about Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker during the restart in Orlando.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NBA fines 76ers' Daryl Morey $75,000 in anti-tampering ruling