Following the game, Sixers head coach Doc Rivers received a question that raised some eyebrows as it insinuated that Embiid might be dodging certain matchups against “Elite” NBA centers such as Jazz big man Rudy Gobert. The four-time All-Star Joel Embiid saw it and used it as motivation heading into Wednesday night’s game against the Jazz.
In just under 40 minutes of action on Wednesday, Embiid drained 14 of his 27 shots. Embiid joked around with the idea that he was “Scared” of Gobert.
“According to [reports], I’m scared of , and I’m scared of top centers. As we saw tonight, it looks like I was very, very scared of him,” Embiid ranted with sarcasm.