Daryl Morey’s tweets have negatively affected his bottom line once again.
Morey was fined $75,000 for his tweet last week implying that Stephen Curry should join his brother on the 76ers, the team Morey is currently working for as the president of basketball operations. The NBA also levied a separate $75K fine against the organization.
In response to an instagram post from Steph praising his brother’s career-high 30-point performance vs. the Wizards in Game 5, Morey quote tweeted a screen shot of the post with the caption “join ’em”.
join 'em pic.twitter.com/ta2mxXO92O
— Daryl MorΞy 🗽🏀 (@dmorey) June 3, 2021
The tweet seemed like an obvious tampering violation at the time, and that’s what the NBA ultimately ruled. Executives are prohibited from talking about players on opposing teams.
This isn’t the first time Morey has gotten into hot water because of his tweets. Morey was fined $50K on Dec. 20 of last year for celebrating James Harden breaking the Rockets’ franchise assist record.
More dramatically, Morey also caused an uproar with a tweet supporting the anti-government protests in Hong Kong in 2019, which led to tensions between the NBA and China.