Joel Embiid Continues To Destroy Los Angeles With Epic Performance vs Lakers, Trolls LaVar Ball & Whiteside After Game

Published on November 16th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 8,393 views

It was only fitting that 5’4″ Kevin Hart videobombed Joel Embiid’s postgame interview because The Process dominated the Lakers on Wednesday night the way a grown man would dominate a little kid on a low rim in the front driveway. He dominated the Lakers…well, like he dominated DeAndre Jordan and that other center (Willie Reed) Embiid doesn’t remember at Staples just a couple of nights earlier.

“I love LA,” Said Embiid, who followed up his 32 and 16 performance with a career-high 46 points (14-20 FG, 2-3 3PT, 16-19 FT), 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks vs the Lakers. “I love the Staples Center. I wanted to come out here and put on a show.”

After the show, the Social Media and Trolling God, who once said “Fuck LaVar Ball” on Instagram, took another shot at LaVar by posting a pic of him scoring on (No-Show) Lonzo Ball and putting “LaVar, Fars, Iran” as the location and “WHAT A NIGHT!!!!!” as the caption.



Embiid also gave a special shout out to his “rival” Hassan Whiteside during a postgame interview.

“I wish I could have had the quadruple-double with blocks, shout out Hassan Whiteside.”

What he did have was one of the 6 instances of a player racking up 40/10/5/5 with blocks in the last 30 years.

  • (1982) Dr J: 44 PTS, 11 REBS, 8 BLKS, 7 ASTS
  • (1995) David Robinson: 42 PTS, 14 REBS, 5 BLKS, 5 ASTS
  • (1996) David Robinson: 40 PTS, 11 REBS, 5 BLKS, 5 ASTS
  • (2001) Shaq: 40 PTS, 17 REBS, 8 ASTS, 5 BLKS
  • (2009) Dirk: 40 PTS, 11 REBS, 5 ASTS, 5 BLKS
  • (2017) Embiid: 46 PTS, 15 REBS, 7 ASTS, 7 BLKS

If that wasn’t impressive enough, Embiid’s 70% shooting was the best among the five.

Embiid’s performance was also one of the best ever against the Lakers. Only Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Al Jefferson have put up 40 & 15 games against the Lakers in the past 30 years.

  • (2014) Al Jefferson: 40 PTS, 18 REBS, 4 ASTS, 0 BLKS
  • (2016) Anthony Davis: 41 PTS, 16 REBS, 3 ASTS, 2 BLKS
  • (2017) Karl-Anthony Towns: 40 PTS, 21 REBS, 4 ASTS, 1 BLK
  • (2017) Embiid: 46 PTS, 15 REBS, 7 ASTS, 7 BLKS

The reason why I only went back 30 years is because Wilt Chamberlain has 14 instance of 40 & 15 against his former team, which includes these ridiculous stat lines:

  • 65 PTS, 29 REBS
  • 59 PTS, 27 REBS
  • 55 PTS, 29 REBS
  • 53 PTS, 32 REBS, 14 ASTS
  • 49 PTS, 30 REBS, 5 ASTS

So how do you like all them apples?


About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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