NBA basketball is supposed to be exciting due to buzzer beaters, missed late-game free throws or a clutch last-minute three-pointer, but not today! The NBA, media and Twitter have been shaken to the core with what I’ll name “Cell Gate”.
In the fourth quarter of a what would be a loss to the Brooklyn Nets 76s Joel Embiid and Amir Johnson were caught looking at a cell phone during the game. Not a good look due to the fact that it is a clear violation of NBA rules, here’s what 76ers head coach Brett Brown had to say.
“It’s completely unacceptable…the club will deal with it.”
However, Embiid is saying that Amir Johnson’s daughter was sick and he was checking up on her during the game. Do with that what you will, but that explanation screams “My dog ate my homework”. I feel Embiid should have just responded with “Trust The Process” and this all would of went over smoother. Hopefully, all is well with Amirs daughter. Embiid finished the game with 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 blocks.
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