If there’s one aspect of Joel Embiid’s game that is underrated, it’s his ability to push his opponents’ buttons.
Just ask Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell, who was essentially baited into a technical foul after Embiid rejected him in the the Sixers’ 107-86 victory over the Jazz.
After swatting away Mitchell’s layup, Embiid had some choice words for the rookie, who got up and shoved Embiid, who then flopped to the floor. Mitchell immediately drew a technical, which was called simultaneously by an official and Embiid himself.
Embiid got up and motioned to the fans, who started to chant ”MVP” and ”Trust the Process.” Embiid got a standing ovation as he exited with 1:50 left.