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.