NBA: Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid hit with US$10k fine for social media outburst

New York (AFP) - The National Basketball Association (NBA) has slapped Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid with a US$10,000 (S$13,829) fine for swearing on social media.

The announcement was made in a press statement by league executive vice-president Kiki Vandeweghe on Saturday.

No details were provided.

The league said Embiid was being fined for "using inappropriate language on social media".

In an Instagram video posted this week, Embiid can be heard saying "F*** LaVar Ball".

Embiid and LaVar Ball have been insulting each other since the NBA draft in June, with Embiid angered by LaVar's branding him as injury-prone.

After the Los Angeles Lakers took Lonzo Ball as the second overall pick, Embiid wrote on his Twitter account, "Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy (LaVar) runs on the court to save him."