NBA fines Warriors owner Joe Lacob for comments made about Ben Simmons
Warriors owner Joe Lacob has been fined $50,000 for violating anti-tampering rule regarding comments on 76ers’ Ben Simmons.
ANALYSIS: These are the comments Lacob made when asked about the Warriors potentially trying to trade for Ben Simmons:
“In some ways, it doesn’t really fit what we’re doing,” Lacob said this week. “He makes a lot of money. And, can he finish games? I don’t know.
“He’s very talented. The problem is: We have Draymond [Green]. Draymond and him are very similar in the sense that neither one really shoots and they do a lot of the playmaking. That’s one issue. The salary structure is another.”
The full statement from the NBA can be seen below.
Full league statement on the fine of Warriors owner Joe Lacob for violating the league's anti-tampering rules by speaking openly about Philadelphia's Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/3hrIphA8bq— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 22, 2021