Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is used to taking from other franchises — mostly it’s in the form of wins, NBA records or NBA titles. But recently, 76ers team president Daryl Morey made a comment about Curry that cost his team — in the form of a league fine, in this case.
The league fined Morey $75,000 for a tweet that followed the 76ers’ clinching playoff win against the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs. Curry’s brother, G Seth Curry, had a heck of a game, and Steph showed support on Twitter.
That’s when Morey quoted Steph Curry’s tweet and seemed to suggest Curry join his brother in Philadelphia. That’s against the league’s anti-tampering rules. ESPN’s Bobby Marks captured the tweet via screen shot, so you can take a look below.
The 76ers franchise was also fined $75,000, making the total cost a tidy $150,000 according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Okay, for real: what was Morey thinking? There’s no way Stephen Curry is going to the 76ers. Was the thrill of beating the Wizards, the No. 8 seed in the East, so intoxicating that Morey couldn’t help himself? Because his tweet was ridiculous.
If your’re going to be fined, at least make a realistic overture. Chalk this one up to the yearly frenzy that is the NBA playoffs.
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