For having announced the return of Joel Embiid too late, the Philadelphia Sixers were fined $50,000 by the NBA.
The Sixers checkout. This Saturday, the NBA decided to impose a fine of a total of 50,000 dollars on the basketball franchise, based near Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania. In question, his announcement far too late of the return to competition of the Cameroonian pivot Joel Embiid, compared to the deadline authorized by the prestigious Basketball League in this kind of case. A return recorded no later than this Friday. And it is precisely this famous Friday, as part of the NBA play-offs, Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals, that the star of this team has once again walked on the floor, after an absence which will finally have lasted no less than two games, in total, due in particular to a fracture suffered in the orbit of the right eye, as well as a concussion.
Phoenix Suns sanctioned for same reason last week
Also this Friday, after two first losses recorded against the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia Sixers finally won (99-79), to return to 2-1 in this series. As recently as last week, the NBA had already cracked down on the Phoenix Suns for the same reason. At the time, the franchise was far too late before formalizing the return to competition of Devin Booker. The fine was lower than that of the Philadelphia Sixers, but still amounted to a total of $25,000. If Philadelphia had to pay double, it is, quite simply, because the Sixers had then announced, at first, that their Cameroonian pivot Joel Embiid, was forfeited for this famous match 3, when they should have left. announce uncertain. Uncertain because the main interested party had then successfully passed the concussion protocol, which then allowed him to be able to train in particular.