Joel Embiid takes brutal shot at Anthony Davis, says playing FIFA is harder than guarding him

Brad Sullivan
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid aimed a brutal verbal shot at Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis by saying in an interview that playing the soccer video game FIFA is tougher than guarding Davis.

Embiid and Davis met this past Wednesday in Philadelphia, with Davis acquitting himself well on the court with 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

It’s likely that Embiid was responding to the postgame comments of Davis after that contest, with Davis indicating that the Lakers could defeat the Sixers in a potential finals matchup.

Unlike Embiid, Davis already has a championship ring after playing a key role in last season’s title run for the Lakers. In contrast, the combination of Embiid and Ben Simmons has thus far come up short to the expectations of even reaching the NBA Finals.

Should the Lakers and 76ers end up facing each other in the finals, Davis will most likely be motivated to prove Embiid wrong.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.