Joel Embiid was his naughty self tonight, when he fouled James Harden with a non-basketball play and simply as everybody thought he could be referred to as out for a foul, Harden obtained a technical.
In what needs to be the weirdest sequence within the Bubble, James Harden obtained a technical foul after Joel Embiid fouled him with a non-basketball play.
All of it started when Embiid turned on Harden, making an attempt to get a bucket for himself and was stripped off the ball. Harden did get some contact on Embiid, but in addition obtained the ball and no foul was referred to as.
In response, Embiid rapidly ran in the direction of Harden and shoved him away along with his shoulder. As quickly as he did that, the commentators and everybody watching felt Embiid would get one other private foul towards him. Nevertheless, reduce to the following body and the Sixers huge man was seen taking free throws.
Why was James Harden given a technical?
Whereas Joel Embiid fouled Harden first, the Rockets man obtained a technical as he had thrown the ball at Embiid after being fouled.
Now, even when that was a foul on a part of Harden, shouldn’t Embiid have been penalised first for the non-basketball shoulder shove he pulled on the MVP candidate?
The decision completely baffled Doris Burke on air too, as she couldn’t perceive how Embiid obtained away with getting two free throws regardless of fouling Harden first.
Joel Embiid and James Harden get into a little bit backwards and forwards factor
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA)
As one can see from the video, Harden walked away after being fouled, as he felt possibly he was heading to the road to shoot some free throws. He was flustered when he noticed Embiid transfer in the direction of the free throw line and shoot some himself as a substitute.
Twitter couldn’t imagine the sequence both and expressed their disbelief over the decision
Kinda thoughts blown that Harden obtained a tech and Embiid didn’t
— CapelaSZN (@CapelaSZN)
What Embiid simply did was extraordinarily pointless and soiled. May’ve damage Harden in a meaningless sport.
And the refs find yourself calling a tech on Harden for getting mad…
— Aqib Gazi (@Aqib_Rockets)