Here’s a post involving Jemele Hill that isn’t about Jemele Hill.
It’s about Joel Embiid, who appeared on SC6 last night and answered questions about his on-court behavior, specifically whether or not the histrionics might come back to bite him in the rear end at some point:
😂😂😂 Joel Embiid explains why you don’t want to square up with him: “I’m a big dude. And I’m African too” pic.twitter.com/R6VTntb8oy
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 22, 2017
A bit of the exchange:
Hill: Are you concerned that you’re kind of poking the bear a little bit?
Embiid: Ah, no, I’m not worried about that. I mean, those guys that want to get their feelings hurt, if they’re not strong mentally, that’s not my fault. But when it comes down to it, if we all gotta square up, I mean I’m 7’2″ and I’m a big dude so I don’t think you want to try me. And I’m African, too. That’s the whole point of playing basketball, having fun. Go out there, have fun, kick someone’s ass, and just play basketball.
Embiid says it’s a two-way street. The crowd feeds off of him and he feeds off the crowd. And as long as the team keeps winning, I don’t think anybody in Philadelphia really cares how he behaves.