‘They don’t care about winning’: 76ers star Joel Embiid unleashes disrespectful shots at Toronto Raptors after they beat them 104-101 in overtime on Monday night
Joel Embiid gave the Raptors a big disrespect after the Philadelphia 76ers 104-101 overtime win over Toronto on Monday night.
The comment began with the 76ers star praising his teammate De’Anthony Melton, before dropping clear shade on the Raptors.
‘We’re always on him, me especially,’ Embiid said of Melton. ‘Everything really, because I know that as long as they are shooting, it will be Tobias, PJ. [Tucker]James [Harden]guys from the bench.
‘As long as they keep shooting, it doesn’t matter if I do it or not, it makes my job easier.
Joel Embiid with a disrespectful jab at the Toronto Raptors after the team beat in OT
Embiid started by praising his teammate De’Anthony Melton, before he threw some shade
‘But when you play a team like Toronto, they don’t care. Apparently, most of the time, they don’t care about winning.
‘They just want to shut down other star players,’ the Sixers big man continued. ‘But when you play that, you have to be ready all night.
‘You have to stay alert and have the confidence to just keep shooting it and hope you make them when they come, and that’s what he did tonight.’
Saying that the Raptors, or any team for that matter, don’t care about winning is certainly a statement that won’t go over well in the opposing locker room, however, it clearly shows Embiid’s frustration with the defense he played against to him. .
Raptors forward Juancho Hernangomez fouled Embiid while being double teamed
Throughout the night, Toronto continued to send double teams and Embiid was swarmed by tall, rangy defenders who denied him the opportunity to get a good shot.
He finished the night shooting 6-16, with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.
A large number of his points came from the foul line as he shot 14-15 from the line during the game.