Video: Shaquille O’Neal roasts Sixers’ Joel Embiid for 1st half performance vs. Bucks
Embiid had an awful first half against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday and O’Neal didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Sixers All-Star center during TNT’s halftime show.
Shaq roasting Embiid 😂😂😂
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 7, 2020
Last time this happened, O’Neal and Charles Barkley said they are hard on Embiid because he’s one of the best players in the NBA and they want him to be more aggressive and efficient so he can live up to his full potential.
Embiid is still getting back into basketball shape after missing time with his left hand injury which required surgery. It’s pretty clear he’s rusty, but Shaq doesn’t care. The Diesel expects domination from Embiid every night he touches the floor, similar to how he dominated the game during his playing days.
The Sixers don’t have proper floor balance due to their lack of shooting. As a result, Embiid gets double teamed in the post all the time and doesn’t have room to operate, although Embiid simply just missed shots in the first half against Milwaukee on Thursday.
For the Sixers to snap out of their current slump and get back on track, Embiid has to start playing like the superstar he has shown he can be.
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