Joel Embiid called a foul by Hassan Whiteside “kind of dirty” after the Miami Heat’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night. Whiteside, who has (verbally) sparred with Embiid since the pre-season, said that he would not respond to the Sixers center. But Whiteside characterized Embiid as “another dude, he just talks more.”
Joel Embiid said Whiteside’s forearm to his back Thursday was a ‘dirty’ play. Here is the Heat center’s response pic.twitter.com/v343vNsI0r— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) March 9, 2018
The history between Whiteside and Embiid goes back to the pre-season, when Embiid let the Heat bench know he was causing Whiteside to get in foul trouble. The two then traded insults on Twitter.
Embiid draws a foul and tells the Heat to take Whiteside out pic.twitter.com/VwZnpLPVAA— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 14, 2017
As for Thursday night, TNT’s Charles Barkley said that Whiteside gave an “ass-kicking” to Embiid.