ESPN analyst and former NBA center Kendrick Perkins did not take Embiid’s comments too kindly, saying that the All-Star should just go out and play ball like players on other contenders.

The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended back in mid-March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension occurred after Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

There were legitimate questions as to whether or not the NBA would resume its season at all in the wake of the crisis, but last month, the league agreed to restart its campaign at Disney World at the end of July.