Controversy over remarks after MVP of the regular league was eliminated… Lillard’s embarrassing remarks
- on May 16, 2023
“You can’t win the스포츠토토 championship with Harden only with me. Everyone has to step up,” said Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) after the worst slump.
The Philadelphia 76ers suffered a shocking defeat, 88-112, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Celtics held at TD Garden on the 15th. The season ended with a record of 3 wins and 4 losses in the series.
Joel Embiid, who won the 2022-2023 NBA regular season MVP, was weak throughout this series. He was blocked by opponents such as Robert Williams (Boston) and Al Horford (Boston), and did not show his usual skills. In particular, he scored only 15 points and 8 rebounds in the 7th game, which was the most important. He attempted 18 field goals and only scored 5, recording a field goal rate of 27.8%.
Embiid said after the match: “Next season we have to achieve our goals. nothing has been accomplished The opportunity was clear. He had a chance to finish the series at home,” he looked back on the season.
He said, “I need to get better. We will definitely get better. We all have to find ways to improve and help the team next season. You can never win alone. James (Harden) and I can never win if we play basketball alone. Basketball is a sport played by 5 people. Everyone has to step up. We have to find a way to keep getting better.”
It was an interview to the effect that colleagues should work hard to develop their skills, but in the process, the remark, “You can’t win if you play basketball only with me or two,” left me somewhat puzzled. Embiid, who recorded a field goal rate of 27.8% in the 7th game, and Harden, who recorded a 9-point field goal rate of 27.3%, were the most sluggish players in the elimination game.
The players who stood out the most in the game were Tobias Harris (19 points and 9 rebounds) and PJ Tucker (11 points in the first quarter). Regarding them, comments such as “You can’t win by playing basketball only with me” are evaluated as somewhat inappropriate.
Embiid’s remarks are already controversial on social media, and in particular, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers refuted Embiid’s remarks by posting “Huh?” The original intention of urging the development of colleagues was understood, but the delivery method was somewhat disappointing.