The Sixers played their first official game back during the NBA season restart on Saturday and the team is already having chemistry issues.
During a timeout in the first quarter of the Sixers-Pacers game, teammates Joel Embiid and Shake Milton got into a heated exchange on the sideline.
In the middle of the exchange, Embiid could be seen saying “Imma slap the shit out of you” before being pulled away by several of his teammates.
Wow, Shake Milton and Joel Embiid appeared to get in a pretty heated argument on the bench at the end of the first quarter.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) August 1, 2020
Embiid and teammate Shake Milton getting heated during a timeout pic.twitter.com/vZKcFNMl80
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 1, 2020
Embiid said he was gone slap the shit out of him and he said “slap the shit outta who mothafucca” https://t.co/MxNyAFXhdW
— B A H B (@JakoriNods) August 2, 2020
here is the sequence of events that led to the Embiid/Shake Milton huddle skirmish pic.twitter.com/rB78zbR7kC
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 1, 2020
After the game, Embiid downplayed the incident with Milton while speaking to the media.
Via NBC Sports
“It’s basketball,” he said. “Everybody makes mistakes. It happens. We’ve gotta communicate better. As players, it happens everywhere. … You discuss what’s going on and you move on, you find a solution. But it’s nothing. It happens. It happens on every team and you just figure it out and you move on, and I’m sure everybody’s going to be better moving forward.”