Joel Embiid says LeBron James should’ve received a flagrant 2 for pushing him while airborne

Robert Marvi
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On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered their first road loss of the season at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers.

It was a frustrating game for L.A., as LeBron James committed a flagrant-1 foul at one point on Sixers superstar Joel Embiid.

Embiid feels that James should’ve been assessed as flagrant-2 penalty instead for the hard foul.

The Lakers fell behind early and trailed for most of the contest. They made a late rally and briefly took the lead with seconds left, only to lose on a Tobias Harris game-winning field goal.

James had a strong game with 34 points, six rebounds and six assists, but it wasn’t enough.

The Lakers will continue their seven-game road trip tomorrow when they face off against the Detroit Pistons.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.