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In the mid of the fourth period, the camera caught Johnson checking his cellphone and what appeared to be a text message at the bench of the Sixers. Johnson showed the message on to Embiid who looked at his teammates’ cellphone before returning to the game.
The Sixers were trailing by double digits at that moment ahead of getting defeated 110-102 by the Nets.
As ESPN analyst Doris Burke commented: “Troublesome.”
📱 spotted on the Sixers bench. pic.twitter.com/1Udz19mVVD
— ESPN (@espn) April 13, 2019
Per ESPN’s Bobby Marks, use of cellphone on the bench violates NBA rules and is punishable by fine and/or suspension.