‘It’s whatever’: Joel Embiid brushes off wearing protective mask during Sixers’ Game 3 win over Miami Heat
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PHILADELPHIA — Those tasked with mopping the sweat off the floor under the Wells Fargo Center baskets must always be on high alert for when a player hits the deck or possession shifts from one end of the court to the other. But during Game 3 of the 76ers’ Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat, the young ladies posted up along each baseline took on an additional duty. Any time Joel Embiid removed his mask during a stoppage in play, they were ready to toss him a towel to wipe his face and the inside of the device. That dark gray contraption was a stark physical reminder that Embiid...