Daryl Morey, 76ers fined for forgery over two-word tweet about Stephen Curry
Daryl Morey made a costly two word mistake Thursday.
76ers first-year basketball operations president tweeted a screenshot of Stephen Curry praising his younger brother, 76ers goalie Seth Curry, for his 30 points, a team high in the win Wednesday against the Wizards. Stephen Curry said: “Yes you (Seth Curry)… you killed tonight.”
Morey also included the “Join Them” caption, which seemed to encourage Elder Curry to team up with his brother in Philadelphia. Within minutes, he defended the tweet as nothing more than “talking about the fact that we’re all so delighted that (Seth Curry) is here with the (Sixers) – nothing else!”
– Daryl MorΞy (@dmorey) June 3, 2021
But the damage was already done. The NBA on Monday hit Morey and the 76ers organization with fines of $ 75,000 each under the league’s anti-tampering rules. For those who matter, each of Morey’s words costs $ 75,000.
It’s hard to see how Morey meant anything other than suggesting Stephen Curry team up with his younger brother Seth. This is possible he was commenting on how the older brother was hopping on the Philadelphia train – the teams split their two games in 2020-21, with only the 76ers making it to the playoffs – but that seems overkill.
It’s also worth noting that Morey, the Rockets general manager from 2006-2020, was fined $ 50,000 for a tweet deleted since Dec.28, 2020 involving James Harden, who played in Houston from 2012-2020.
Maybe the third time is Morey’s charm.