During the second round of the All-Star Skills Challenge on Saturday night, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls faced off with a chance to make it to the finals. As fate would have it, there would end up being a little bit of controversy involving Embiid's performance in the round.

One of the challenges was to make a bounce pass into a circle before you move on in the course. The rack only has three balls on it, so Embiid got smart. After missing his first bounce pass, he knocked the next two balls off the rack and moved on in the course.

Of course, he never made one of the bounce passes successfully and even though he lost the round he was still accused of cheating by many.

Embiid, however, took to Twitter Sunday afternoon, and he seemed pretty happy with his creative idea, and doesn't think it was cheating.

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It was pretty creative with all the balls gone, he didn't have anything to pass into the hole and was able to move on with the competition.

Embiid is a pretty creative player, not just on the court, and has had a lot of success this season, but most importantly he has stayed healthy, something that has always been a concern with him.

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On the season Embiid is averaging 31.4 minutes and putting up 23.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. He has become one of the toughest guards in the NBA, and if he stays healthy he is going to be a force in this league for years.

After competing in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday, he took on the Skills Challenge on Saturday, and now will be playing in the All-Star game Sunday night.