New York, December 28, 2020 (AFP) – Philadelphia 76ers sports president Darryl More was fined $ 50,000 on Monday for violating the NBA player’s signature code, along with a tweet about the Houston Rockets star, James Harden.
Morey, who was the general manager of the Rockets for 13 years until the end of last season, was also the protagonist of the clash between the NBA and the Chinese government in 2019 and another Twitter message in support of the Hong Kong protests.
In a statement, the NBA said the current 76ers basketball operations president received a $ 50,000 fine for violating “the league’s anti-tampering rules (illegal harassment of athletes from other teams)”.
The league said the fine was in response to a deleted post on social media that Morey published on December 20 about James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Harden, the NBA’s top scorer for the past three seasons, is currently in a feud with the Rockets, as he wishes to be traded to another team that is more likely to be the champion.
According to reports in the United States, Harden’s favorite teams are traded to the Brooklyn Nets and 76ers, although the Rockets have not reported any interactions involving the player.
Over the past few weeks, the winger has performed several acts of indiscipline, such as coming late to a party or attending, for which the NBA also fined him $ 50,000.
According to ESPN, the publication for which Morey was approved was a retweet of congratulations given by the then Houston executive for breaking the franchise’s record for assistance.
“On this day, a year ago. Memories from Twitter.” Morey wrote in the message, which he later deleted.
“Morey told the league it was an unintentional posting of an automated application,” sources told ESPN.
The NBA has intensified the fight against so-called ‘tampering’ in recent years, prohibiting any contact, message or maneuver aimed at investigating a player or any other member of another team. .
Morey, who was responsible for hiring Harden for the Rockets in 2012, was a hero in late 2019 between the NBA and the Chinese government, publishing a tweet in favor of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong due to a tweet.
The conflict between the league and Beijing has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for the NBA, whose accounts have also been hit by the coronovirus epidemic this year.
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