Joel Embiid puts Russell Westbrook on the floor after monstrous dunk

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook have some history. The last time the two teams met, both players engaged in a war of words after the contest.

Embiid may have ended that back-and-forth Sunday, and he didn’t even have to open his mouth. Instead, he delivered a monstrous dunk over Westbrook that sent the guard sprawling to the floor.

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RIP, Russell Westbrook, you had a good run.

Did Embiid purposely attack the rim realizing Westbrook was the only person near it? That’s tough to say, but he did seem to be aware who he leapt over after the dunk. You’ll notice Embiid looks back at Westbrook as he’s picking himself up off the court.

While the Thunder won the last time the two teams took the court, Embiid managed to pull ahead in the individual battle against Westbrook with that dunk.

Westbrook wound up getting the last laugh again, though. The Thunder pulled off the 122-112 win over the 76ers on Sunday. As the clock ran out, Westbrook let Embiid know he prevailed with an icy stare.

The loss didn’t deter Embiid from celebrating his dunk, though. He posted a picture of him soaring over Westbrook with the location listed as “Crime Scene Investigation.”

The next time the two teams play again is next season. Until then, the battle will have to continue off the court.

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