Joel Embiid has his 11th game of the season with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. Not a big deal or anything. No other player in the NBA has had more than 4 of those this year so I guess you could say Embiid is the best at what he does. What he’s not the best at, unfortunately, is bringing down the house with massive dunks. That’s like the 4th or 5th time in the last week or so that Joel has been rejected by the rim.
But Ben gets it. He knows that even though Joel Embiid can’t really jump at all, he had good intentions there. If Embiid throws down that dunk, the game is over because they have to physically stop playing after the roof of the Wells Fargo Center collapses. The Sixers and Flyers would have to postpone all of their home games until they got a new one. It would actually be kind of a disaster considering there would be the chance of some injuries and a ton of repairs to be made to the structure of the building in such a short amount of time. So in hindsight, it’s probably better that Embiid couldn’t put that one away. And Ben clearly knows that.
By the way, the dunk is a lot better with some dramatic music in the background.
And by the way again–MVP! MVP! MVP!