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76ers’ Daryl Morey fined by NBA for Steph Curry tweet

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Phildelphia’s president of basketball operations was fined $75,000 for his tweet encouraging Steph to join his brother Seth on the Sixers.

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The Golden State Warriors and Daryl Morey are no strangers to each other. Morey was the architect of the Houston Rockets teams that were eliminated in the playoffs by the Dubs four times in five seasons.

Morey is now the president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, but he couldn’t stay away from his old Western Conference nemesis.

The NBA has fined Morey $75,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule for his recent tweet encouraging Steph Curry to join his brother Seth on the Sixers.

Steph put up a picture on Instagram celebrating one of Seth’s performances against the Washington Wizards. Morey screenshotted Steph’s post and tweeted about it on June 3.

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Morey tried explaining the motivation for his post in a subsequent tweet, saying, “talking about the fact that we are thrilled [Seth Curry] is here with the @sixers — nothing else!”

But the NBA wasn’t buying it and ultimately decided to issue the fine to Morey.

Curry has one year left on his contract with the Warriors and is eligible to sign an extension this offseason. The mega-contract could be a four-year deal worth $215.4 million and keep Curry with the organization through the 2025-26 season.