Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns hug it out on the court and receive two-game suspensions
Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns wrestling for best big man in the league? | Photo: Mitchel Leff/Getty Images
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns got into a tussle on Wednesday night. The hug match resulted in a two-game suspension for each. The suspensions will cost each player around $350k-$400k each.
NBA suspensions from 76ers/Timberwolves scuffle, per sources: Joel Embiid, 2 games; Karl-Anthony Towns, 2 games. No fine for Ben Simmons.
I may be a little old school, but I love me an on-court altercation. Embiid and Towns are both looking to prove the doubters wrong. Embiid has come up short in the playoffs, has MVP potential, and has outside expectations to make the Finals. KAT has come out this season on fire for what looks to be an improved Minnesota Timberwolves squad.
After years of Towns’ softness being questioned, I’m sure he had enough of Embiid’s chirping. I’m sure Jimmy Butler gave Embiid some ammunition when he was traded from Minnesota to the Philadelphia 76ers last year.
Jimmy Butler on the KAT and Embiid “fight” ➖➖➖ “Joel is my guy”