After a game in December 2017, Embiid went to Instagram to post a photograph of himself scoring on Towns. "I like to get in people's minds". Towns said. "I'm disappointed we lost, and I thought we didn't play the way we usually play; we didn't play Minnesota basketball today".
There's validity on both sides, and the Twitter/Instagram jabs between Embiid and KAT after the game - as wonderfully entertaining as they might be - don't scream innocence. "I'm in his corner, and I want to make sure he knows that". While everyone has made a big deal out of this matchup, Towns has said that he is more focused on getting the win and isn't anxious about the matchup with Embiid. It continued with 76ers point guard Ben Simmons putting Towns in a chokehold during the scuffle.
If my personal estimation, Towns threw the first punch, but the fight seems to start on mutual terms.
"I didn't throw any punches, so I shouldn't be suspended", Embiid said, according to Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.
The Sixers won 117-95.
"I think the message we're sending is we're going to compete and fight for everything that we deserve in this league", said Rosas. "They woke us up and they were like just run up the steps".
Embiid replied: "Imagine talking after a 20 pts loss". Go ahead using that pic of me caring about losing in the second round OF THE PLAYOFFS. 'He didn't connect, in those situations you never know what's gonna happen'. Well, this relatively uneventful fight in a lopsided win added yet another chapter to his legacy, his legend in the City of Brotherly Love. You gotta come in here, you gotta fight, you gotta play hard, you gotta be gritty, you gotta be a Broad Street Bully.