With their first choice in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars chose … Joel Embiid?
Usually misses and unfinished business don’t bring good moments, but consider this attempt by Joel Embiid to break the rule: The 76ers have come so close to sending their match on Wednesday night against the Suns into overtime on Hail Mary Embiid’s throw.
Embiid threw the bounced ball out of the free throw, came back and threw it towards the hoop, all in one semi-liquid motion, with the ball hitting the board and almost crashing.
Embiid has collapsed on the field, knowing how close he is to sending the game into extra time.
The battle between No. 1 in the East and No. 2 in the West was a potential preview of the NBA Finals, with the Suns taking the 116-113 match for a buzz. The fans were in love with the match and the kick, and rightly so:
Joel Embiid has just reversed what would be the biggest hit in NBA history and I’m just exaggerating a bit.
– John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) April 22, 2021
Everyone on the floor was stunned. Embiid shot incredibly.
– Sam Ficarro (@SamFicarro) April 22, 2021
* Sixers win the title *
me: oh god, can you imagine the Embiid shot getting into it
– Mike Chiodo (@ mhc_76) April 22, 2021
A lot of work needs to be done over the coming weeks if Embiid wants to be a great passer in the NFL, so maybe he should stick to the hoop for now.