THE Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers won’t have a chance to face off this season unless both teams make it to the NBA Finals.
That means it will take a while before Dwight Howard and Joel Embiid face off for a potentially heated game.
Howard said in an interview that one facet of Embiid’s game irritates him quite a lot.
“Joel Embiid makes you want to choke him because he flops so much," Howard was quoted as saying by Brandon Robinson of Heavy.
The scrimmages ahead of season resumption will have the Lakers facing the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.
The Sixers, on the other hand, take on the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Mavericks.
The NBA restarts its season on July 30, but the Lakers and Sixers also don’t meet in the seeding games.
The Lakers first face the LA Clippers on the day of the restart, after the match between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.
Philadelphia battles the Indiana Pacers on Aug. 2.