WATCH: Kevin Durant Engages in Heated Exchange With Joel Embiid After the 76ers Star Taunted Them to “Go Home”

Published 12/30/2021, 9:19 PM CST
Oct 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts in front of Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) after being called for a technical foul by referee Marat Kogut (32) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA game between Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers took a nasty turn with their two stars going at it. Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid got into it towards the end of the game as the Sixers beat the Nets. The two stars let the heat of the game get to them and had to be separated by their teammates following the incident.

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The Sixers and Nets went up against each other in a close matchup. The Nets duo of Durant and James Harden were both on-point delivering for the team. However, Joel Embiid stood tall with his dominating performance. With the competition being high, emotions ran through the stars.

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At the end of the game, Embiid and Durant jawed at each other.

Joel Embiid tells Kevin Durant to go home

With the game being close, Tobias Harris tried to get a basket. However, he missed and Embiid got the offensive board. He then proceeded to dominate both Claxton and LaMarcus Aldridge to get them to put back with the foul. While he gave the Nets his piece, Durant did not take it well. He went right up to Embiid and the two started going back and forth. Both of them received technical fouls for it as the Sixers took home the win.

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After the final whistle, Joel Embiid had the last word in as he motioned Durant to go home. The two remained on the court for a while before going their separate ways. While there were heated moments, the game was a classic showdown.

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Nov 7, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during the second half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Despite missing two weeks, Durant did not miss a beat. He added 33 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists for the Nets. Harden continues to get back in touch as he put up 33 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. Nicolas Claxton and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 22 points on the night, but that wasn’t enough.

Joel Embiid had yet another big night with 34 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and one block to his name. He closed the game out well in the fourth and guided the Sixers to a win. Tyrese Maxey stepped up yet again with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as Philadelphia took down Brooklyn. While two of the best trash talkers went at it towards the end, both Durant and Embiid put on a show.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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