November 30, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for repeatedly making an obscene gesture throughout the 76ers’ victory in opposition to the Portland Path Blazers.

Joe Dumars, the league’s govt vp and head of basketball operations, introduced the penalty Tuesday after Embiid, the league’s reigning MVP, made 4 WWE-style crotch chops that despatched the group right into a frenzy on Sunday.

The gestures occurred with 2:14 remaining within the third quarter of the Sixers’ 126-98 victory after Embiid took a length-of-the-court move and made a layup. He completed the sport with 35 factors, 15 rebounds, seven assists and 6 blocked pictures.