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Watch: Joel Embiid stares down Emmanuel Mudiay after big rejection

Joel Embiid staredown

Joel Embiid plays like a star on the court, and he has the attitude to go with it.

The Philadelphia 76ers big man was tasked with defending New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay for a play during Thursday’s game between the teams. Given their respective sizes, one would figure Mudiay would have an advantage in the mismatch. Instead, Embiid hung with him despite being beat to the basket and got a block:

The staredown by Embiid after the block was tremendous. Just a little intimidation move from him to make Mudiay think twice about trying to take it to the rack against him. Embiid had 29 points and two blocks in Philly’s 118-110 win.

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