NBA MVP Joel Embiid’s season has come to an end after the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics in the seventh and decisive game of the series.
After a magnificent regular season, embid faced the great challenge of the year with the Philadelphia 76ers. For the second time in his career, he was just one step away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals. However, although they competed perfectly in the first half, the team completely collapsed in the second half, finishing 24 points behind.
The elimination, how could it be otherwise after having squandered the field advantage in the sixth game, has caused great anger in the Cameroonian center. An anger that will have consequences, because we already know that the franchise management will make a drastic decision. Decision that the Philadelphia 76ers have taken after the obvious anger of Joel Embiid.
Embiid, very angry after the loss of Philadelphia 76ers
Just a few years ago, after the famous series in which Ben Simmons was afraid to shoot, Joel Embiid charged hard against his partner. This meant the definitive distancing between the franchise and the Australian, who ended up being transferred shortly after. And now the Cameroonian has pointed out to other of his teammates.
After finishing the game, in which Embiid was catastrophic registering 15 points and without the ability to lead his team in the third quarter, the Cameroonian spoke. And he did it to ensure, after a fateful night, that he and James Harden cannot win alone. Something that does nothing more than raise the tension in a dressing room that is about to blow up.
Doc Rivers, the first to leave the Sixers
After Embiid was angry with his team for failing to win the series, all eyes turned to Doc Rivers. Especially after a postseason that has already claimed Monty Williams and Nick Nurse as casualties after their teams’ failures. And now next could be the Philadelphia 76ers coach.
Daryl Morey will have to make important decisions this summer and one of them will be the james harden continuity. But not only that, but everything indicates that he will choose to change coach. A coach who has not finished working in the playoffs and who last night was incapable when his team fell in the third quarter. So, before this more than possible dismissal, the Sixers have begun to think of names like Frank Vogel, Nick Nurse and Monty Williams himself to take over the team.