Joel Embiid ‘may not’ play on Thursday

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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

The Philadelphia 76ers suffered a disappointing loss on Monday night to the Miami Heat and now hit the road for games three and four in the Sunshine State. Following the loss, Sixers big man Joel Embiid took to Instagram to display his displeasure with not being able to play, saying he was sick and tired of being "babied". Instead of reprimanding Embiid, head coach Brett Brown took the time to compliment his frustration.

Embiid apparently spoke to ESPN after his post on Instagram, explaining himself. Have to respect his motivation to want to go out and there and play for the city of Philadelphia.

Joel has cleared NBA concussion protocol, so it's now just a matter of getting cleared by the Sixers medical staff. Hopefully that happens before tip-off in Miami on Thursday.