Video: Joel Embiid talks trash after and-1 play versus Nets
Even after all the time he spent on the sidelines, neither Joel Embiid’s game nor his mouth show any signs of rust.
The Philadelphia 76ers big man carried on from where he left off last season as he scored an incredible 22 points in just 15 minutes of play in his first preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Two of Embiid’s points came as he sank a bucket over Trevor Booker for an and-1. After getting fouled, Embiid talked some trash and proudly proclaimed “they can’t (expletive) guard me.” NBC Sports Philly posted a clip of the play, and Embiid’s enthusiastic reaction, on Twitter.
"They can't ******* guard me."
No, Joel, they can't. pic.twitter.com/bwQLzVLKXm
— NBC Sports Philly (@NBCSPhilly) October 12, 2017
Apart from his 22 points, Joel Embiid also had seven rebounds, three assists, and an emphatic block on Allen Crabbe earlier in the game to lead the Sixers to a 133-114 win. Perhaps the high of signing his new contract extension gave Embiid a bit more hop in his step for this preseason game.
Whatever it was, Joel Embiid was unguardable last night, a fact which he gladly reminded everyone after that and-1.