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The Philadelphia 76ers just learned that a high-pressure situation like the NBA Playoffs can cause the body to do weird things, like dropping stink bombs on the bench.
Midway through the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game between the 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, TNT's camera cut to the bench for a glimpse of Philadelphia star Joel Embiid, who was out with a knee injury. But instead of finding Embiid and teammates deep in thought, the camera found a group of players reeling from what was probably one hell of a bad fart.
Zhaire Smith, on the far left, can be seen waving away the odious air before it reaches Embiid (gray blazer and white shirt) who can only pull the old shirt-as-gas-mask approach to protect himself.
The suspected fart didn't affect the outcome as the 76ers easily beat the Nets 131-115 to take a 2-1 series lead. But it definitely lingered online where Twitter had a field day.
It’s pretty clear from that last cutaway that someone on the Sixers’ bench ripped an atrocious fart and I DEMAND to know who it was.
— Terry Horstman (@terryhorstman) April 19, 2019
Fart-gate on the sixers bench is the postseason’s most compelling storyline.
— Jeremiah (@J_Nealon) April 19, 2019
Yes Embiids teammate came up and dapped him and did a drive by 😂 love it pic.twitter.com/AcVyy9hqtO
— Frogman (@Frogman980) April 19, 2019
Look at the quiet assassins behind them? One of them are guilty. ALWAYS LAY LOW! Never try to play it off.
— Desigh Yanide Neeshowitz (@YahNide) April 19, 2019
Hopefully, there are no lasting effects from Embiid and teammates being crop-dusted and Barclays Center is properly fumigated ahead of Saturday's Game Four.