76ers coach Brett Brown calls cell phone incident ‘unacceptable’
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown was not too happy about the actions of a few of his players during Saturday’s playoff loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Sixers got beat at home 111-102 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series against the Nets. One of the major moments from the game came when Amir Johnson was shown having his phone out on the bench, with Joel Embiid looking at it.
Brown was not aware of the matter until being informed of it as he went to meet with the media after the game. He called it “unacceptable” and said there would be internal discipline.
Brett Brown learned of Amir Johnson having his cell phone out during Game 1 while walking to the media room. "First, it's completely unacceptable. Second, we will deal with it internally."
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) April 13, 2019
Embiid has already given his reason for looking at the phone, so it’s up to you whether you give him leniency in the matter or not.
Not only is it against NBA rules to look at a phone while on the bench, it’s also simply disrespectful to your team and the fans who are invested in the game as it’s going on. If there’s something that urgent that you need to be kept updated about, have someone else check on your phone so they can alert you and you can go into the locker room in private to deal with it.