Joel Embiid very much cranked up the effort midway through the second quarter Sunday night.
Playing hard: Giannis, LeBron, Towns... and that’s it so far. (6:36 left 2Q.) Westbrook seems to be debating it. Embiid at 1/3rd speed. And Draymond looks like he attended every party this weekend.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 19, 2018
Therefore, it stands to reason that, when given the chance, he'd opt to drill a trey then block Russ seconds later on the other end.
Joel Embiid with the deep 3 and then the block on Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/Dt1GnwXjVw— RealGM (@RealGM) February 19, 2018
Considering most of the rivals we know and love are weirdly on the same side during this sloppy All-Star Game, it feels good for things to get personal again.
I think there's mutual respect here, sure, but if Embiid could prevent Brodie from scoring ever again, he certainly would, and then he'd tag the resulting IG on location in Westbrook Sucks, Oklahoma.