Joel Embiid put Kawhi Leonard and his Clippers to the sword today. This provided a heaven-sent opportunity for Skip to take more shots at LeBron.
Joel Embiid had a night for himself against the Lakers’ noisy neighbors. His Sixers team was struggling for offense quite a bit in the second half, but Joel was still able to get himself to the line practically at will.
The Clippers were missing Kawhi Leonard in their lineup, but they still fought spiritedly. They were down by double digits at halftime, but were able to force their way back in the 3rd quarter.
The game was an exciting one towards the end. Both teams went back and forth for quite a bit, but Shake Milton gave the Sixers a lead they would never relinquish with a 3-pointer around 9 minutes into the 4th.
LA Clippers | 04.16.21
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 17, 2021
Skip Bayless props up Joel Embiid for MVP while taking shots at LeBron James
One would think that at least Skip would tire of talking down on his favored Clippers. But with Kawhi Leonard out of the picture, Bayless might have found it easier to praise Jojo and put ‘his Clippers’ down.
When Skip gets a chance to put out a hot take as a prisoner of the moment, you can bet your life savings that he’s going to take it. To top it off, the FS1 host even found a way to slip in a dig at LeBron with his tweet:
“Clippers (w/o Kawhi) fought to the bitter end. PG was Playoff P. But Embiid was JUST TOO GOOD. He’s running away with MVP. 16-18 free throws! He puts LeBron to shame in that category.”
Clippers (w/o Kawhi) fought to the bitter end. PG was Playoff P. But Embiid was JUST TOO GOOD. He’s running away with MVP. 16-18 free throws! He puts LeBron to shame in that category.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 17, 2021
The Clippers were unlucky to see a Marcus Morris game-tying shot bounce off the rim right at the end. Embiid did have to pull his weight a bit too much for the Sixers’ comfort, but they’ll still largely be satisfied with the W.