Joel Embiid speaks out on shushing the Sixers crowd after 3-pointer
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid awkwardly shushed the home crowd after hitting a dagger 3-pointer over the Chicago Bulls. After the game, the Sixers All-Star explained his weird behavior and noted that he was talking to himself.
Per Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice, the Cameroonian said that he doesn’t care how the gesture looked.
“I’m just mad at myself, frustrated, gotta keep trying to get better every single play,” Embiid shared. “I don’t care how it looks, I’m just playing basketball, getting back to myself, being a good asshole”
After nailing a 3-pointer that sealed the deal for the Sixers, Embiid shushed the Wells Fargo Center crowd. Even Philly fans who are used to Embiid’s antics were probably weirded out by the particular sequence.
Joel Embiid tells the crowd to STFU after this dagger 🗡 pic.twitter.com/BRHlZXtC5w
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 10, 2020
Perhaps Embiid is just trying his best to get off his relatively poor shooting performance this month. In the month of February, Embiid is shooting a horrendous 33.3 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from deep.
Hopefully, his performance on Sunday marks the beginning of a streak of good shooting nights. In their win over the Bulls, Joel Embiid filled the stat sheet with 28 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals. He shot 47.1 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from deep, and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line.
More importantly, the Sixers locked in two straight victories. They have won five of their last 10 games and currently sport a 33-21 record for fifth in the East. They’ll face the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in the third game of their four-game homestand.