Marcus Smart fined $50,000 for shoving Joel Embiid
The NBA is sending a message to Marcus Smart.
The league fined Smart $50,000 for shoving Joel Embiid in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers game. Smart was hit with a flagrant 2 foul resulting in an automatic ejection.
The league said the hefty fine was due to Smart’s history of repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Marcus Smart’s fine is especially hefty for "repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during NBA games, including two prior incidents this season which have resulted in fines.”
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The next step in discipline might involve a suspension.