Joel Embiid‘s illness has taken a toll on him that is obvious on the court (and with that, on the Sixers who are now on the brink of elimination). Embiid had 13 points and 8 turnovers in Game 5, and was just not himself on either end of the court.
The Raptors are showing no mercy — nor should they. Step on the court and you’re ready to play or not.
Neither are Raptors fans, including the most famous member of that tribe, Drake.
It all started with Embiid doing an airplane celebration after a huge dunk in Game 3, a Sixers blowout win.
When he checked out of the Raptors’ blowout win in Game 5 with nine minutes left, Raptors fans went to the airplane celebration themselves.
Embiid shrugged it off in his postgame press conference.
“I didn’t notice. I just saw them shake their bodies. Good for them,” Embiid said. “Like I said, I don’t care if it offends anybody. It’s all about having fun. I don’t care. I’m going to do that because I’m going to dominate.”
Embiid said that he’s got to find a way to do more in Game 6, regardless of how he is feeling. He’s not wrong about that.