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What is it about the men who run NBA teams and their all-conquering love for posting on the internet? Bryan Colangelo and Magic Johnson lost positions running teams at least in part because they couldn’t stop tweeting.
Colangelo’s ultimate successor as Sixers GM, Daryl Morey, knows the hazards of posting better than most. He was relentlessly attacked by the Chinese government, who asked NBA commissioner Adam Silver to have him fired over a “Stand With Hong Kong” tweet in 2019.
So maybe for Morey, $75,000 to tweet is a small price to pay for the love of the game.
“Join ‘em,” Morey tweeted after Steph Curry congratulated his brother, Sixers guard Steph, on a strong playoff game against the Wizards. The tweet is still up.
The NBA fined Morey and the Sixers $75K each for the tweet on Monday. That was four days after he posted it, a positively rapid reaction compared to the league’s usual handling of Morey’s posts.