The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid $25,000 Friday for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday’s 137-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Embiid mimicked the “crotch-chop” celebration, first popularized by WWE’s D-Generation X, following a 3-point play in the third quarter.
The MVP runner-up was handed a technical earlier in the contest for jawing with Nets big man Nic Claxton, who also received a tech. Embiid fronted Claxton in the post before scoring and celebrating with the obscene gesture.
Embiid finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Philadelphia’s Atlantic Division rival.
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