The two had to be pulled apart following a minor fracas in the second quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers' 109-104 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, resulting in offsetting technical fouls for the pair.
After the contest, the Knicks forward elaborated on exactly why he was peeved with the 76ers center.
"He just was too big to be flopping - just flopping and then grabbing," Morris said, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. "I'm not the one that's going to take that.
"He knows that. He know what I'm about."
Embiid was boxing out Morris for a rebound when the two got tangled up and went careening to the floor. Morris attempted to go straight at Embiid after the two stood, though teammates intervened quickly.
It isn't the first time this season Embiid has ruffled the feathers of an opposing big on the court.
The 25-year-old nearly came to blows with Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns on Oct. 30 in a heavyweight brawl that required teammates to separate them. Embiid and Towns were then ejected from the game but continued their feud on social media, where they hurled personal insults back and forth. The episode culminated in two-game suspensions for both Embiid and Towns.
However, Morris isn't expecting to take their beef online.
"Ain't no hard feelings. I ain't taking it further. I ain't going to no Twitter, no Instagram. I'm not that dude," he said, courtesy of Vorkunov. "He knows that. Whatever happened out there is done."
Morris won't have to wait long to square off against Embiid again anyway; the Knicks will host the 76ers on Nov. 29.