Listen, man. Montrezl Harrell is a brave, brave man. Any person who can take a flagrant foul from Joel Embiid and not budge seems like somebody who you don’t really want to mess with.
That’s what Giannis Antetokounmpo did. And it wasn’t just any flagrant foul, either. Embiid gave the man an elbow to the gut. He really didn’t move.
Antetokounmpo was coming down the court in transition. Embiid is sliding and tries to stop him but is clearly out of position. The only thing he can do is foul, but he shouldn’t have fouled him this way. He gives him the elbow, but Antetokounmpo still gets up the shot and watches the ball after.
Embiid is somehow the one who ends up on the ground! It’s incredible.
Giannis doesn’t move after this Flagrant 1 from Embiid. 😳
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 19, 2022
If Antetokounmpo falls this is probably a flagrant 2. But, clearly, it wasn’t that big of a deal to him.
Embiid really hockey-checked that man. If it were a normal human being they’d probably have immediately exploded. I mean, that dude is 7 feet and 280 pounds. That’s a brick wall, fam.
But Giannis is Giannis. This is pretty incredible. Fans were blown away.
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Can we talk about Giannis just taking that shot and standing up dead straight without budging. The man is a machine. Should have been a flagrant two.
— Kane Pitman (@KanePitman) November 19, 2022
This should have been a flagrant 2 tbh I get it’s hard to stop Giannis but embid was extra tonight https://t.co/oL1ZW7VPBm
— King Dow (@KDBDDowking) November 19, 2022
Giannis is a monster for real. Embiid is 300+ pounds & he fell. (This is flagrant 2 for real, Giannis just didn’t sell it.)
Best player in the NBA. https://t.co/dXGl9xniSO
— Mr. Reynoso (@pouryoungman) November 19, 2022
Giannis not budging saved this from being a Flagrant 2 lmao https://t.co/UMos5gbGm0
— BD (@__BD1) November 19, 2022