76ers’ Joel Embiid nearly nets insane, Hail Mary buzzer-beating shot vs. Suns

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76ers' Joel Embiid nearly nets insane, Hail Mary buzzer-beating shot vs. Suns

With the first election in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars will vote … Joel Embiid?

As a rule, failures and incompleteness are not good highlights, but consider this attempt by Joel Embiid as an exception to the rule: The 76ers were almost as close as their Wednesday night matchup against the suns with a Hagel Mary throw into overtime to be sent by Embiid.

Embiid grabbed a rebound from a free throw, reared, and tossed it in a semi-fluid motion towards the tire, the ball hitting the backboard and nearly landing.

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Embiid collapsed on the pitch knowing how close he was to sending the game into overtime.

The battle between the number 1 in the east and number 2 in the west was a potential preview of the NBA finals where the Suns had the 116-113 matchup on Summer. The fans were delighted with the matchup and the shot, and rightly so:

Joel Embiid just figured out what would have been the biggest shot in NBA history, and I’m just exaggerating slightly.

– John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) April 22, 2021

Everyone on the floor was stunned. Incredible shot from Embiid.

– Sam Ficarro (@SamFicarro) April 22, 2021

* Sixers win the title *

Me: Oh my god, can you imagine if that Embiid shot went in?

– Mike Chiodo (@ mhc_76) April 22, 2021

There’s a lot to do in the next week if Embiid is to be a great passer-by in the NFL, so maybe he should stick to the tires first.