Joel Embiid, a prominent player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, received a fine of over 35,000 US dollars due to an inappropriate celebration during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers this past Sunday, the 29th. The penalty was announced on Tuesday, the 31st, by Joe Dumars, the league’s executive vice president.
The incident took place during the third quarter of the game, with just over 2 minutes remaining, and was prompted by a fast-break basket. The current MVP received a pass from his team’s defense, made a layup for two points, and was also fouled by Malcolm Brogdon.
With the star player in top form, the Sixers defeated the Blazers with a score of 126 to 98, and Embiid was the standout player in the game, recording 35 points, 7 assists, and 15 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey, also from the Philadelphia team, was another player who shone with 26 points, 4 assists, and 10 rebounds.
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