The Sixers' Joel Embiid is a notorious troll, and when he elbowed the Nets' big man Jarrett Allen in the face, he tried to apologise and ended up laughing with teammate Simmons. The Nets don't think this is a laughing matter, however, and tension is high.
Sixers' Joel Embiid & Ben Simmons crack up laughing while Embiid was trying to apologize for flagrant elbow to Nets' Jarrett Allen during Game 2 win: "I got him pretty good but I'm sorry about it. it wasn't intentional. .... I'm not usually humble that's why he's laughing." pic.twitter.com/Ll1wuTHEk3— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 16, 2019
This is an elbow I would NOT want to take. Not for a million dollars. (Okay maybe I would).— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) April 16, 2019
Embiid called for a flagrant 1. pic.twitter.com/YBeNfpvRtW
Caris LeVert on Embiid and Simmons laughing while discussing elbow to Jarrett Allen’s chin — “We didn’t really like that. We thought it was disrespectful.”— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 17, 2019
Jared Dudley on Embiid laughing at the podium: "I felt a certain type of way about it. Just because you’re laughing when somebody could’ve gotten really, really hurt. That’s been Embiid’s personality. But just because it’s your personality doesn’t mean it’s right."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 17, 2019
Jared Dudley dropping gems at media availability: "Ben Simmons is a great player in transition. And once you get him into halfcourt, he's average."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 17, 2019