76ers common supervisor Daryl Morey misplaced $50,000 on Monday due to an automatic tweet apparently scheduled throughout his earlier stint working the Rockets.
The submit celebrating the anniversary of James Harden breaking Houston’s help document was deleted quickly after going dwell on Dec. 20. However the NBA deemed it tampering and subsequently levied the heavy nice.
Morey has now drawn league ire for his Twitter exercise in consecutive seasons after final yr setting off a firestorm with a tweet supporting an anti-China protest movement in Hong Kong.
Harden is a rumored commerce candidate of the 76ers following widespread stories of his frayed relationship with the Rockets and an ensuing commerce request. Morey has shut down speak of a deal, nonetheless, with a declaration that he won’t trade away Ben Simmons.
In any case, there’s little likelihood an automatic tweet generated by way of an unknown internet service would sway Harden to come back to Philadelphia. The NBA is just making an attempt to play it strict with its tampering guidelines in an period of executives and gamers usually toeing the road of acceptable conduct. It most likely does not thoughts utilizing Morey to set a reminder for everybody else.
Morey ought to know higher than to cede management of his Twitter account or schedule one thing thus far upfront, and given his historical past on the app, maybe he would do nicely to deactivate for some time.