Joel Embiid was heavily trolled by NBC Sports Boston on Wednesday night as Jayson Tatum dropped 26 points in the Celtics win.
The Boston Celtics met Eastern Conference rivals the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
The game was a close one, going the way of the Celtics as they just about edged it 88-87.
Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics with 26 points and 16 rebounds as Boston moved to 12-10 for the season.
On the other hand, 76ers star Joel Embiid had a night to forget. The big man scored just 13 points on a dismal 3-of-17 shooting. It is Philly’s third loss in four games as they move to .500 for the season.
NBC Sports Boston trolls Embiid in wake of Tatum’s peformance
Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum couldn’t have had any more different nights. Tatum showed out while Embiid shrank, and as a result NBC Sports Boston decided to troll the Philly man.
Local networks are prone to poking fun at the opposition, and the Boston network is apparently no different.
In a post-game interview with Tatum, the network labelled the Celtics star as “still Embiid’s father”.
Celtics, 76ers on a different trajectory
Embiid did have 18 rebounds on the night, but it wasn’t enough to help the 76ers get the W. He has had decent games in the past against Boston, but Tatum’s playoff performances against the Sixers in 2018 and 2020 live in the memory.
With the win, the Celtics are clearly on the ascendency, despite Jaylen Brown’s health still being questionable.
The 76ers, meanwhile, are now 11th in the Eastern Conference, and still the Ben Simmons drama is no closer to being resolved.