Joel Embiid fined by NBA over crude celebration
Joel Embiid was fined by the NBA on Friday for his crude celebration during the Philadelphia 76ers’ 137-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
Embiid dropped in a layup and was fouled during the third quarter of the game. Afterwards, he did three crotch chops.
Joel Embiid gesture pic.twitter.com/lPb6BQvqTv
— That's a highlight (@ClipIt_NBA) January 26, 2023
The celebration is the same one popularized by WWF group D-Generation X in the late-’90s and 2000s.
Kevin Durant called the celebration “trash,” which led to a response from Embiid.
The league shared their feelings on the matter Friday. They fined Embiid $25,000 for “making an obscene gesture on the playing court.”
The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/EjWqNElZIW
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 28, 2023
As far as Embiid’s concerned, that’s a small price to pay for having some fun on the court. Durant probably still thinks the celebration was trash.