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Joel Embiid draws foul, tells Heat Bench to get Whiteside out because he can’t guard me

Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives toward the basket as Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat of the Miami Heat defends during the game at Sprint Center on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Joel Embiid isn’t keeping quiet this season. He has already said nobody can guard him and — after getting to the free throw line 22 times in 15 minutes last game — said, “I’m going to live at the foul line.”

So when he right went at Miami’s Hassan Whiteside to start Friday night’s exhibition game, we shouldn’t be shocked at the result.


I love Whiteside’s shaking his head reaction to this, looking like “you realize it’s the first quarter of a preseason game, right?”

Embiid finished with 5 points on 1-of-7 shooting, with seven boards in 15 minutes. So Whiteside may have a point. But it is going to be so much fun to follow Embiid this season, he can have an off night and nobody will care.