Joel Embiid: Terry Rozier tried to hit me, but he’s too short to reach my face


Terry Rozier went after Joel Embiid during the 76ers’ Game 5 win over the Celtics last night.

Embiid, via A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports:

“He (Rozier) tried to swing at me twice but he’s too short and couldn’t reach my face,” Embiid said.

Embiid loves to critique opponents’ ability to punch him. The Philadelphia center is so good at agitating opponents, he has a stock response for when they try to hit him.

Sure, Rozier is just 6-foot-2 to Embiid’s 7-foot. But don’t underestimate Rozier’s 6-foot-8 wingspan (or anything about the feisty guard).