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NBA fines Embiid $25K for 'crotch-chop' celebration

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The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid $25,000 Friday for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday's 137-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Embiid mimicked the "crotch-chop" celebration, first popularized by WWE's D-Generation X, following a 3-point play in the third quarter.

The MVP runner-up was handed a technical earlier in the contest for jawing with Nets big man Nic Claxton, who also received a tech. Embiid fronted Claxton in the post before scoring and celebrating with the obscene gesture.

Embiid finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Philadelphia's Atlantic Division rival.

NBA fines Embiid $25K for 'crotch-chop' celebration
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