“Joel Embiid and James Harden are fouled because other teams cannot stop them!”: Daryl Morey destroys Ty Lue and the Clippers, says their offense would rank 30th without free throws

Akash Murty
|Published March 27, 2022

Daryl Morey shreds LA Clippers and Ty Lue in pieces after the head coach questioned Joel Embiid and James Harden’s ability w/o free throws.

The Friday night’s action between the LA Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers in the Crypto.com Arena, the discussion on Free Throws took a much steeper slope than it ever had since the day James Harden came from Brooklyn.

Although the Sixers are the third team in the league on most FT attempts per game behind the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks, they have been constantly criticized for depending on them for their win.

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Since Harden’s arrival, the team is averaging 23.7 FT attempts per game, which is just 2.1 attempts more than what they were making before the Beard’s February move. Considering how much he relies on the charity line to get going that’s not much of a difference.

But the head coach of the Clippers, Ty Lue took it upon himself after the 97-122 loss to Philly, to question Harden and Embiid’s ability without FTs. And now Sixers’ President of basketball operations Daryl Morey has his say on the subject.

Daryl Morey kills Joel Embiid and James Harden’s FTs debate, shuts Ty Lue down for good

One of the biggest James Harden fans and also his close acquaintance Morey in a hilarious manner just killed the discussion with the highest diss towards Ty Lue and the Clippers.

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Clippers do rank 30th on a certain ranking already, that would be – drumroll.. Free Throw Attempts per game. Maybe that’s what has frustrated Lue to come up with such an offensive statement.

Their 4.4 fewer FT attempts per game than the Sixers, had it been better might have won them some close games. But again, as Morey said, other players foul star players because they generally aren’t able to stop them legally.

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And a certain couple of Clippers players who are unstoppable aren’t suiting up for the LA team in a long time and most probably won’t do it this season.

They would obviously be Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both their absence can also be the reason for Ty’s frustration, and maybe it’s just his hatred for Doc Rivers and Daryl Morey’s team whom he also gave an interview before they chose Doc over him.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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