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76ers' Joel Embiid fined $35K for 'crotch chop' celebration in win over Trail Blazers

Nov 1, 2023

How many crotch chops is too many in the NBA? Apparently, four.

That's how many times it looked like Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid thrusted and gestured toward his groin area after making a layup as Portland Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon fouled him on Sunday. Embiid was fined $35,000 for the gesture, the league announced Tuesday.

Embiid's outburst took place with 2:14 remaining in the third quarter. There's a camera change during the chopping, so it's possible the league's reigning MVP went for more than four before heading to the line.

Philadelphia's 22-point lead might have inspired the gesticulation. And while early celebrations can sometimes precede a pitfall, the 76ers went on to easily defeat Portland 126-98.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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