WATCH: 76ers’ Joel Embiid Mocks Miami Heat by Urging Them to Take a Timeout During Blowout Win

January 15, 2021 7:57 am

The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a brilliant start this season thanks to some terrific performances from their superstar Joel Embiid. In their last game, Embiid put up historic numbers to lead his team to a 3 point victory over the Heat.

Miami had a chance to avenge their loss to the 76ers tonight, but they are falling terribly short of the target. Embiid didn’t have a dominant game, but Philly will register their 9th win of the season with ease. Although the Heat are severely shorthanded right now, fans expected a better matchup tonight.

Even though the game didn’t exactly excite fans, Joel Embiid made things memorable. During the 3rd quarter, Miami were down big and Joel took this opportunity to mock his opponents.

Following a brutal dunk by Tobias Harris, Embiid signalled to call for a timeout. Seems normal, right? But on a closer look, it is clear that he was asking the Heat to call a timeout. Well, the Heat heard his “request” as they called for a timeout.

With this game in the books, the 76ers will continue to tear apart their competition in the first half of the season. Looking at them, they are playing at an elite level and are emerging as the top contenders to be crowned Eastern Conference champions this season.

Can Joel Embiid and the 76ers finally win a ring?

Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts to a scored against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Honestly, Philly is playing at a tremendous level right now. However, being consistent has always been a problem for Philadelphia. If they can translate this early season form to the playoffs, then it will be exciting to see who comes out of the East.

Furthermore, while the 76ers are playing great, they have a big hurdle in front of them. The Brooklyn Nets recently formed the latest Big 3 in the league. Keeping that in mind, fans could see a 76ers vs Nets Conference Finals this postseason.

What are your thoughts on the Joel Embiid led 76ers so far? Do you believe they can win a title? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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