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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

Rudy Gobert blasts ‘losers’ who mocked Joel Embiid for crying

Joel Embiid crying

Joel Embiid showed some serious emotion after the Philadelphia 76ers lost a heartbreaking Game 7 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, and you can count Rudy Gobert among those who respected it.

Embiid was shown crying on his way into the locker room after Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beater sent the Raptors to the Western Conference Finals. One fan suggested on Twitter that Gobert should troll Embiid over it when he faces him, and the Utah Jazz big man said “only losers” would have a problem with a grown man crying after a loss.

Gobert’s opinion in this situation is noteworthy because he and Embiid have a history with one another. If you remember, Embiid took a shot at Gobert earlier this season over Gobert winning Defensive Player of the Year. That’s probably why a fan asked him if he plans to troll Embiid, but you have to give him credit for taking the high road.

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