Embiid responds, earns respect from Chuck and Shaq

Andrew Porter
December 13, 2019 - 8:35 am

Not only to Joel Embiid show humility by responding to the criticism of Shaq and Charles Barkey, saying they are correct before the game, but he responded on the court with his best performance of the season in Thursday's huge road win over the rival Celtics. 

Embiid went for 38 points on 12-21 FG, 2-3 3FG, 12-14 FT to go along with 13 rebounds, six assists, 1 block and just 2 turnovers in 36 minutes finishing as a dominant +21. 

After the game, Embiid did an interview with NBA on TNT where both Barkley and Shaq praised the Sixers' big man for his performance and attitude. 

"I'm proud of you and thank you for listening," Shaq told Embiid. "We appreciate you brother."

The Sixers are now 19-7, third in the East and the only undefeated home team in the conference (13-0) other than Miami (11-0), who play the Sixers in Philly on Wednesday.