Raptors broadcasters get major backlash for celebrating Sixers star Joel Embiid’s injury

Joel Embiid gets injured during series closer vs Toronto Raptors and broadcasters were caught applauding the situation, fans get heated over the moment and criticize them for insensitivity.

Joel Embiid examined on court
Joel Embiid

Broadcasters make the intensity of the game higher than usual giving viewers a better experience rather than just watching players run back and forth on the court. In the heat of the moment, words may split past the tongue which would not have been intended the way it gets perceived. Sometimes comments are passed with the intention of stating the obvious or making direct attacks.

Joel Embiid hurt after injury
Joel Embiid hurt after injury

During the Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid got fouled on by Pascal Siakam who was doing to score in transition. The Sixers center got hit on the face resulting in an Orbital Fracture and concussion. One of the Raptors broadcasters became overly expressive saying, “you get what you deserve,” while the game was live.

Fans react to comments passed on Joel Embiid’s injury

Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid

The Raptors fans are very supportive and passionate about the sport. This certainly is not the first time they were caught up in controversy. During their finals run in 2019, the fans cheered as Kevin Durant got injured and the situation garnered a lot of criticism. Followers of the league were not specifically appreciative of the comments passed and here are some of their reactions.

Joel Embiid could potentially miss round two of the playoffs

Joel Embiid after Game Winner against Raptors
Joel Embiid

Last season, Joel Embiid and the Sixers fell short of their title hopes after losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the playoffs. Joel Embiid’s injury could potentially sideline him for a good part of the series and chances are they might face the same reality once again. Embiid’s scoring ability and defense is an aspect of the roster that is much needed against a team like the Miami Heat.

Currently, the All-Star player’s availability is very unclear after going through an Orbital Fracture with a mild concussion. The Sixers have ruled him out indefinitely with a possible no-show for the first couple of matches The Heat’s game has only gotten better following the return of Victor Oladipo. The player made his first playoff appearance since his injury during Game 4 of the first round. He scored 23 points in the series closer to help them advance into the next round.

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