Embiid warned for violating anti-flopping rule
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The warning doesn’t carry a monetary fine, but if Embiid violates the NBA’s anti-flopping rules again, he will be fined $5,000.
The league also rescinded a technical foul issued to Pistons center Andre Drummond on the play in which Embiid flopped.
His 76ers might have lost to the Pistons on Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop Joel Embiid from proclaiming that he owns “a lot of real estate” in Andre Drummond’s head following the Detroit center’s fourth-quarter ejection.
Embiid garnered attention after Tuesday’s game when he said of Drummond, “I think I own a lot of real estate in his head. We lost, so I’m not supposed to talk trash, be he knows damn well that he can’t guard me.”
Drummond later responded to a post of Embiid’s comments on Twitter.
“Lol does he? If that’s so he wouldn’t be so excited to have me off the floor? Think about it that’s a silly statement ! I’ll take the W though enjoy flight home #Emmyaward winning actor,” Drummond wrote.