Joel Embiid makes Dwight Howard want to ‘choke’ him
As relayed by Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy, Howard said Embiid flops too much and that he sometimes wants to “choke” the Sixers big man.
Dwight Howard: "Joel Embiid makes you want to choke him because he flops so much."
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) July 18, 2020
Unfortunately, the Lakers and Sixers will not play each other in the eight seeding games before the 2020 playoffs begin. The next time NBA fans could possibly see Howard and Embiid go at it is in the Finals if the Lakers and Sixers meet in the championship series.
Most NBA pundits believe Howard and his Lakers can win the Western Conference with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the way. Los Angeles compiled the best record in the West before games were suspended in March.
Meanwhile, Embiid and the Sixers have the talent to win the East. However, Philadelphia is one of the most inconsistent teams in the league despite its gifted roster. Embiid and Ben Simmons continue to be a bad fit together and the addition of Al Horford has only made the Sixers’ floor spacing worse.
The seeding games start on July 30. The Lakers will take on the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Sixers will meet the Indiana Pacers.