Embiid crashed hard on his tailbone, immediately grabbed his back and writhed on the court in pain as James simply looked down and walked past him. After a short video review, James was hit with a flagrant 1 – “Unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent” – and Embiid sank both free throws.
Its super annoying that LeBron shoving Embiid in mid-air and Embiid grazing AD with his armpit hair exact the same penalty. The 76ers lead the East at 13-6 and the Lakers are 14-5 in the West.
The Lakers suffered their first road loss of the season in 11 games.