Joel Embiid fined $25K for obscene gesture vs. Hawks

Official release

Feb 26, 2020 12:36 PM ET

Joel Embiid was fined by the NBA for his on-court gesture vs. the Hawks.

NEW YORK -- Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture on the playing court and using profane language during a live television interview, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The amount of Embiid’s fine also reflects his multiple prior violations of acceptable on-court decorum.

The gesture occurred with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and his comments came during an on-court interview at the conclusion of the 76ers’ 129-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 24 at Wells Fargo Center.

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