Former Knicks star reacts to Joel Embiid’s controversial play

So far, the first-round series between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks has been as good as advertised, as the two division rivals have fought hard for their ticket to the second round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

During Game 3 on Thursday night, the match was extremely physical from the start. Philly’s superstar center Joel Embiid was at the forefront of brashness, picking up a handful of fouls, including a flagrant call, which many questioned.

Former Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley was tuned into the action Thursday night, getting a look at his old team. When asked about the controversial play in which Embiid grabbed Mitchell Robinson’s leg as he attempted to leap for a rebound, Quickley seemed to believe that Embiid’s night probably should have ended early in Game 3.

“I’m not trying to get fined,” Quickley said on Run It Back on FanDuel TV. “I don’t know if I can still do it. If it had been anyone else, I don’t know if he would have received the same call.

Embiid defended the game after the game, making it known that he was just trying to protect himself during the game. Considering that Embiid’s meniscus injury that he suffered in January was the result of another big man falling to his knee while diving for a ball, the Sixers All-Star says he was trying to avoid a scenario similar on Thursday.

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