NBA fines Joel Embiid for ‘inappropriate language on social media’
Joel Embiid to his Instagram Live views: “F— LaVar Ball.”
NBA to Embiid: F— your bank account.
Embiid’s remark about LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, drew the league’s ire.
I don’t like the NBA fining players for their language while away from the workplace and not pertaining directly to the workplace, but the league has established the precedent for punishing lewdness on social media. If the union were going to fight these fines, it probably would have already happened.