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WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid ejected for fighting

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There was major NBA drama in Philly late Wednesday night, and former cat Karl-Anthony Towns was right in the middle of it. Towns got into a pretty intense altercation with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. With just under seven minutes remaining in the third quarter of the Timberwolves-76ers matchup, the two big men began to push and shove each other at Minnesota’s end of the floor.

In the video, it looks like the fight initially begins when Embiid forces a turnover and eventually pokes Towns near the eye. Towns throws a punch that missed, and the two begin wrestling on the court. Ben Simmons quickly joins the fight, putting Towns into a chock hold on the ground. Eventually, the entire benches empty, and their teammates and coaches finally separate them.

Here’s a full look at the altercation:

Both Towns and Embiid were ejected from the game after the official review. Embiid played up the drama to the crowd after the fight and while  exiting through the tunnel after his ejection. Fans responded with “MVP” chants.

Towns’ parents were not happy about Embiid’s attitude while leaving the arena.

At the time of the fight, the 76ers were leading by 20 points. Before his ejection, Towns had recorded 23 points and six rebounds; Embiid had 20 points and five boards. It’s likely both players receive some level of suspension for the fight, although one has not yet been announced as of Wednesday night.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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19 Comments for WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid ejected for fighting



  1. Bigblue7982
    10:03 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

    Joel embiid is the biggest fake tough-guy Ben Simmons should get suspended a lot of games for choke holding him and embiid was really lucky his mom couldn’t get to him because of the railings



    • Wade
      10:35 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

      Think Ben was just on top and was trying to hold a him and say chill I bet if you asked Carl it was a wrap up and nothing more he looked to wrap up say something and and then let go



    • KayutsBy90
      6:23 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      There’s one angle where it looks like Simmons kinda runs up and throws a few rib shots on KAT but it could just be the angle.



  2. Cletis75
    10:10 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

    Embiid initiated and was looking for a fight! He should get 10 games and Simmons should get five for being a punk And choking someone from behind!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:19 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

      I agree with you, Simmons is for sure a punk, the type that would sucker punch you with your back turned.



    • Bluehender
      6:47 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      Definitely Simmons should have been ejected as well



  3. jaws2
    10:16 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

    Can someone explain to me why I can go to older pages on my ipad but not on my desktop? Just curious. Oder pages do not show on my desktop in Firefox.



    • season-3-disc-2
      10:56 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

      Jaws 2 was released on June 16th 1978. Hopefully that will fix your problem.



    • Bluehender
      6:48 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      You’re living in the 70s man…



  4. JPGott2
    10:55 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

    Waved, I am guessing you did not watch the replay??? Towns had Embiid in a headlock before everyone else got involved. He then gets drug down and Simmons puts him in a choke hold when Towns is trying to get up to go after Embiid.

    As you should know, he never even looked at Simmons.



    • StuckinLville
      8:59 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      Towns grabbed him after Emiid was shoving him. Emiid seems to have initiated it all then acted like a damn boxer afterward.



  5. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    11:00 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

    They look like a couple of pusses who have never been in a fight.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:15 pm October 30, 2019 Permalink

      If anyone would know about that it would be you HSEG!



    • nocode96
      12:09 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      A trillion bucks says both could make hseg quiver and wet himself just by looking at him.



    • catsarerunnin
      6:25 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      Gilbert Grape knows nothing about “pusses”.



  6. Ned T.
    7:00 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

    Well, I have have better things to do than watch the NBA. Has anyone seen my caulk gun?



    • Bluehender
      7:29 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      Yes you’re very important Ned. Go caulk your windows…



    • TonyMontana
      8:09 am October 31, 2019 Permalink

      You can hold my caulk gun if you want. Just dropped by to say F Simmons



    • Ned T.
      1:09 pm October 31, 2019 Permalink

      Filled all my cracks; thanks for your love.