Photo: Sixers’ Al Horford had no time for Joel Embiid’s fight with Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns
Al Horford was a boon for the Philadelphia 76ers as he was involved in both sides of the ball during their 95-117 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, the team cannot and should not count on him when it comes to hardwood brawls. Everyone knows the big scuffle that happened between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns, and it’s already the biggest talking point ahead of the match. While the rest of the players went to the two and broke them off each other, Horford knew better and just sat back.
Al Horford has no time for this. pic.twitter.com/vgRIQ4on7m
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) October 31, 2019
It’s a hilarious look for Horford, but his decision to not step in the melee is the logical decision that the Sixers coaches are more than happy with. Due to the fight, it’s possible that Embiid will get slapped with a suspension. If it so happened that the fight escalated and spread to the entire group, it’s possible that multiple suspensions will be served. By not getting involved, Horford is ensuring that the team will have one decent big man ready to play.
Sixers fans are now hoping that their star man won’t be suspended for his actions. However, it doesn’t seem like Embiid is regretting what he did if we look at his latest post on social media.
Horford finished the game with 12 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists with a 42% shooting clip. He’s been a consistent contributor for the Sixers in his first four games and will be an important cog for the team moving forward. The paint will be kept safe even if Embiid does get banned for a couple of games.