By Harry Allison
It’s bad enough that the Celtics mugged Jojo Embiid in the last seconds of game 5 and got away scot free!
Now, the Celtics players are whining that Jojo didn’t stop to shake their hands!
Embiid apparently wasn’t in a hand-shaking mood after the Sixers lost Game 5 to the Boston Celtics, 114-112, Wednesday night at TD Garden.
After the final buzzer sounded, Embiid was shown heading straight to the locker room while the Celtics celebrated their series-clinching win.
Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo! Sports reported several Boston players “sounded annoyed” by the actions of the 76ers center.
The 7-footer engaged in a lot of trash talk throughout the series, and instead of staying on the court for a few extra minutes, Embiid disregarded the entire handshake.
“At least man up,” one Celtics player said in the locker room after the game, per Rohrbach. Embiid did give credit to Boston after the game, saying he’s “gotta give them a lot of respect.”
Apparently, shaking hands with the opposing team doesn’t fall under giving the C’s “a lot of respect.”