Joel Embiid was making friends all over the court on Friday night.
After the Thunder won in triple overtime, Westbrook trolled Embiid by waving goodbye to the Sixers’ center, who was yelling back at him (Embiid had waived goodbye to Steven Adams when the Thunder center fouled out, this was Westbrook payback).
When asked about it, Westbrook said Embiid was talking a lot so he told the Sixers center to go home.
That can have some serious connotations — Embiid was born in Cameroon. Westbrook may have meant “go to the locker room” or “go to where you live,” but considering Embiid is an immigrant it comes off very poorly for Westbrook.
Embiid threw a little fire back at Westbrook.
The league office is going to be looking into this one.