The NBA has imposed a $50,000 fine on the Philadelphia 76ers for violating the league’s rules for reporting injuries, in the context of Joel Embiid’s return from injury and his participation in the game that ended with the victory over the Miami Heat 99/79 on Friday evening in The semi-finals of the Eastern Region.
The League stated that the Sixers had not reported Embiid’s status from participating, in an accurate and timely manner prior to the match.
And the newspaper, “The Philadelphia Inquirer”, indicated that Embiid was initially included among those absent from Friday’s match, in the official report issued Thursday evening about the injuries.
Then, on Friday, the Sixers revealed to the media that Embiid had bypassed protocols for concussions and was involved in preparations, but was still on the absentee list.
About an hour later, it was announced that there were doubts about Embiid’s participation in the match.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers announced during a press conference that Embiid’s condition will be examined through pre-match training, which is allowed while the player is on the injured list.
But Embiid was included among the ready-to-share items minutes after the end of the conference.
Embiid scored 18 points and 11 rebounds, and was wearing a face protection mask during the match.