Joel Embiid after watching his Game 2 Flagrant Foul on Jarrett Allen: ‘I probably should’ve been ejected. It was pretty bad.’ #Sixers— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) April 18, 2019
What made matters even worse is the manner in which Embiid and Ben Simmons handled the post-game presser on Monday when they were asked about the controversial play.
Joel Embiid insists he wasn't laughing at his Flagrant 1 Foul on the #Nets' Jarrett Allen after Game 2. Ben Simmons made him laugh by something Simmons said and he's "very sorry" about the incident. #Sixers— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) April 18, 2019
We admire Embiid's empathy here but it just doesn't change the fact that his recent erratic behavior is likely losing him a lot of fans.
Hopefully he cleans his act up and returns to the social media-obsessed, superstar big man we've come to treasure.