New Orleans Pelicans rookie Jose Alvarado got the first start of his career on Tuesday night, and he got into it with one of the best players in the NBA during the game. That resulted in a technical foul, but Alvarado may not have to pay the associated fine.
Alvarado and Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid were each hit with technical fouls after they jawed at one another during the Sixers’ 117-107 win. That means both players will be fined $2,000. However, Alvarado told reporters on Thursday that Embiid reached out to him and offered to cover the fine for the first-year player.