Embiid mocks Westbrook's efficiency: 'I wish I would have shot 33 times'
A war of words has broken out between Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook.
During the Oklahoma City Thunder's tense triple-overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, Embiid looked to irritate his opponents when he began waving to the crowd after baiting Thunder center Steven Adams into his sixth personal foul, ending Adams' night with two minutes to go in the third overtime.
That display didn't sit well with Westbrook, who made sure to wave back at the 76ers big man and told him to go home when his side locked up the 119-117 win.
Embiid refused to let Westbrook get the last laugh, making sure to note postgame that the contest was actually played in Philadelphia, before taking a shot at the Thunder guard's efficiency - or lack thereof.
"He told me to go home. I mean this is my home, so I guess it's time for him to go home," he said postgame, according to the Philly Voice's Kyle Neubeck. "They won the game, I give them a lot of credit, he did a lot of things, but the dude shot like 10/33. I wish I would have shot 33 times, I guess we would have had a better chance at actually winning the game.
"But you know, he told me to go home, and this is my home and I ain't going nowhere."
Embiid did attempt 20 field goals in the cagey affair, converting 11 of them in a career-high 49 minutes. He was, however, 0-of-3 from beyond the arc.
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