In one of the nastiest highlights of his career, Joel Embiid dunked all over John Collins then stared him down afterwards.
The play developed slowly, with JoJo receiving the ball at the three point line. Atlanta Hawks Center Alex Len tried closing out and got faked out of his shoes by a pump fake. Embiid then had an open lane to the hoop, with Collins sliding over to contest under the rim. Embiid rose up higher than John, packing a right-handed poster dunk over the Hawk. To add insult to injury both men landed together face-to-face with Joel staring Collins down. Almost out of embarrassment, Collins backpedaled to inbound the ball while trying to ignore the death stare in front of him.
The sneakers Embiid wore for this highlight was the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2. This uses full-length HOVR cushioning to give Embiid amble amounts of bounce. A propulsion plate was added to the midsole for added support. A molded, textile upper combines with the mesh tongue for breathability.
The red and blue colorway can be found HERE.
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