Amir Johnson Fined for unusual Cellphone incident



ESPN -- Amir Johnson was busted for showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, leading to a fine from the team and an apology from the veteran center.

Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter, with the Sixers down 16 points in an eventual 111-102 loss. Johnson showed Embiid something on the phone and then slid it into the pocket of his warm-ups.

"I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick, and he was checking on her," Embiid said.

Johnson issued an apology a few hours after the team's loss.
"I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions," he said in a statement after not speaking with the media after the game. "I also apologize to my teammates, the 76ers organization and the fans for the distraction this has caused."
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