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Charles Oakley Calls Out NBA Superstar For ‘Crying’

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Back in the day, Charles Oakley was one of the NBA’s toughest and most physical big men, and he was someone no one wanted to mess with.

Since his retirement, he has occasionally let his opinion be known on a number of issues, and now that his New York Knicks, the team he spent most of his playing career with, is looking like a playoff power, he couldn’t hold back when it came to a superstar they’re facing in the postseason right now.

Oakley said Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is “too big to be crying” and that his opinion of the Philadelphia 76ers center has diminished, per NBACentral.

Charles Oakley says Joel Embiid is too big to be crying

“If you’re hurt, stay home and watch it on TV like everybody else is doing. I don’t want hear this… He’s too big to be crying. I’m sorry I said about two years ago, he could be the next Wilt Chamberlain. I don’t know. He…

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) April 30, 2024

Embiid won last season’s MVP and could’ve perhaps repeated that feat this season had it not been for a meniscus injury that sidelined him for most of the second half of the season.

That injury torpedoed the 76ers’ chances of competing for the NBA championship, dropping them all the way to the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and forcing them to play the second-seeded Knicks in the first round of the playoffs.

Embiid’s scoring has historically dipped significantly in the playoffs, and although he’s averaging an impressive 35.0 points a game in this series, he has shot over 42.0 percent in just one of the four games played so far.

For Game 4, a throng of Knicks fans made the trip down I-95 to Wells Fargo Center in Philly, and Embiid complained afterward about it.

He has never made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, and the odds of him leading his team there this year are now slim to none.

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