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Charles Oakley disapproves of Joel Embiid’s antics

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Joel Embiid may consider himself fortunate for never facing off against the likes of Charles Oakley on the court. The renowned New York Knicks legend was known for his no-nonsense approach and would likely not tolerate Embiid’s behavior.

During Thursday’s Game 3 clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Knicks, Embiid was slapped with a flagrant one after grabbing and pulling Mitchell Robinson’s leg while both players were on the floor.

This action resulted in Robinson leaving the game due to an aggravated ankle injury. The incident sparked a heated altercation, involving players such as Donte DiVincenzo and OG Anunoby confronting Embiid. In response, the towering center defiantly challenged his opponents, asking, “What are you going to do?”

“I probably would have smacked him,” Oakley told Newsday’s Barbara Barker regarding the exchange. “You can’t let him send that kind of message. If he had done something like that [when Oakley played], he wouldn’t have gotten away with it. David Robinson, when he played, he knew what he could get away with. They [bullies] pick a fight they think they are going to win.”

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