The Sixers fell to the Nets at home in game 1 of their playoff series, but a big moment that happened during the game was from a player who wasn’t even active to play.
Sixers big Amir Johnson was caught on ESPN cameras on a cell phone, showing center Joel Embiid a text message during a game in which the Sixers were trailing.
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) April 13, 2019
Embiid spoke to reporters on Saturday after the loss and said the phone was there because Johnson’s daughter was sick, but that excuse still isn’t feasible for the Sixers to not hand out a fine.
Amir Johnson has been fined by the team. Statement from him and GM Elton Brand pic.twitter.com/bPv9QLoki5
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) April 13, 2019