It may have only been an exhibition matchup, but Friday night’s game between the Sixers and Heat showed that Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are already in midseason form. Embiid and Whiteside battled it out on the court from the moment the game tipped off, which was evidenced by the Heat center drawing his third foul just 2:21 into the game. Right after that happened, Embiid taunted Whiteside, pointing to the bench and motioning for the Heat coaches to take their starting center out of the game (watch here). And while Whiteside smiled when it happened on the court, he clearly wasn’t happy about it, which he indicated after the game on Twitter.
Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid go at it on Twitter
The Sports Daily | Oct 14