Despite playing through pain in his knee that clearly limited his lift, Joel Embiid had a big night for Golden State in its series-tying win Monday night — 23 points and 10 rebounds and he was a +26.
That’s not what people are talking about with Embiid.
Instead, the topic is his elbow to the head of Jarrett Allen in the second quarter that earned him a Flagrant 1 (it could have been a Flagrant 2 and an ejection). Embiid had been frustrated with a foul call on the other end and when he got a chance to bully Jarrett Allen on the other end he took it — then got his elbow up.
It’s impressive how fast Allen popped back up from that blow.
Embiid was asked about the foul after the game, he said he didn’t mean to and apologized to Allen, and then Embiid could not stop laughing. You can see the press conference video above, Ben Simmons started it but the pair could not stop laughing.
His laughing is pretty funny.
Embiid will probably not find the fine coming from the league for the foul funny.