The Philadelphia 76ers, who’re possibly good, beat the Clippers, who’re possibly unhealthy, in Los Angeles final evening, due to a giant evening from their huge heart Joel Embiid. The 7-foot-2 Cameroonian has been on a brief minutes leash all through his profession, although his 32-point, 16-rebound efficiency towards L.A. in a career-high 36 minutes of labor confirmed what he can do when Sixers administration feels comfy sufficient to take him all the way in which out of his shrink wrap.
Embiid made Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan look small and ineffective all evening, however what was most enthralling concerning the night was Embiid’s fixed shit-talking. It started when a annoyed Willie Reed unwisely yanked Embiid to the ground and picked up a flagrant foul. All Embiid may do was snicker at him, then mouth, “He can’t fucking guard me.”
Embiid wasn’t carried out with Reed, later pulling a “He mad!” and sending a mock choking gesture his means.
Reed was not the lone Clipper to attract Embiid’s ire, as he stared down Blake Griffin after a giant jam. He later made enjoyable of DeAndre Jordan after Jordan fouled out, which got here after Embiid yelled at Jordan that he couldn’t “fucking stop me!”
After the sport, Embiid pretended to not know Reed’s title, earlier than as soon as once more reiterating that Reed couldn’t guard him.