Joel Embiid never forgets, waves KD off his own court
Joel Embiid and the Sixers downed the Brooklyn Nets on the road last night, 110-102. There was a lot to love about that game. Embiid dropped 36, Tyrese Maxey hit big shot after big shot, and Tobias Harris… well, we’ll get him in a second.
Regardless of the incredible highs the squad reached en route to the win, no moment was sweeter than Embiid’s act of poetic justice. After the final buzzer, The Process waved Kevin Durant and company off their home court with a simple message: “Go home!”
Waving the Nets off their court was already an immaculate troll in a vacuum. However, fans quickly pointed out that Embiid’s gesture was very intentional, as he was mimicking Durant’s own taunt from when the shorthanded Nets beat the Sixers a few weeks back.
I’ll be honest with you, I totally forgot about that. Embiid clearly did not, as he had his hand up pretty much at the buzzer. Meanwhile, Harris managed to almost ruin one of the best moments of this turbulent Sixers season, getting Embiid’s way and basically telling him to chill.
What kind of shit is that? You don’t get to go 4/14 from the field for 9 points and then tell the guy that dropped 36 and 10 what to do. ESPECIALLY, when that man is MVP contender and King of New York Joel Embiid. Just one more reason to hate Tobias Harris this season.
Embiid has another name on his list.
Out of all the slights directed at the Sixers, I’m sure there’s one moment, in particular, that’s really stuck in his craw: Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting on the Sixers logo at center court.
Never mind the fact that Embiid wasn’t even healthy enough to play in the game. This image alone must drive him nuts.
Unfortunately, he won’t have an opportunity to return the favor until Feb. 17. Even so, it’s clear he’s on the warpath with no signs of slowing down soon.
Hopefully, the Bucks are ready for the beast they helped awaken, for their sake.
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