Joel Embiid has laughed off a hilarious failed dunk attempt that brought a brutal response from his 76ers teammate Ben Simmons.
Simmons came up one assist short of a triple-double as he led Philadelphia to a 119-114 NBA victory over struggling Phoenix.
The superstar Australian guard had 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists on Monday night, but it was his teammate Joel Embiid who top-scored with 33 points.
The Philadelphia centre also collected 17 rebounds in a glittering game that didn’t always hit the heights his final stats suggested.
Case in point came in the second quarter with the 76ers nine points down and Embiid finding himself driving into an empty lane.
With no opposition players around him, the Philly star had the opportunity to score an easy two points.
However, Embiid decided to go for glory by attempting an audacious windmill dunk that ended up in a spectacular fail.
Footage captured Simmons giving his teammate an incredulous look over the incident, with fans also sticking the boot in on social media.
“Everyone was shocked that I attempted it” – Embiid on missed windmill dunk.
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) November 20, 2018
EMBIID with a FAIL attempt at a windmill 😂😂 #shaqtin
— Jaime Abellar (@metalcoreprince) November 20, 2018
Embiid trying to be a hot dog with a windmill attempted dunk and misses it. Get the damn two points Joel.
— George Remaily (@GeorgeRemaily) November 20, 2018
Embiid tried to windmill but got stuffed by the rim 😂😂
— Jordan Brown (@JBrown507) November 20, 2018
REALLY EMBIID. REALLY. HAD TO GO FOR A WINDMILL OFF TWO FEET?!
YOU'RE DOWN BY 9. THERE'S NO REASON TO DO THAT, SLAM THE DAMN BALL DOWN. TWO HANDS FOR SAFETY.
— Stevie Franchise (@St3pBack3) November 20, 2018
— Jeff Smith (@JSM8ith) November 20, 2018
It was a third straight win for the 76ers as they continued to readjust after the trade for Jimmy Butler from Minnesota.
Philadelphia boast the league’s only unbeaten home record this season, having won their first nine matches on their own court.
Devin Booker had 37 points and eight assists for the Suns, who slipped to 3-13.
The Indiana Pacers did not miss a beat in the absence of injured All-Star guard Victor Oladipo as they thumped Utah 121-94,
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points and Domantas Sabonis nearly had a triple-double for the Pacers.
Oladipo sat out he match with a sore right knee.
Ricky Rubio had 28 points for the Jazz but Australian duo Joe Ingles (five points) and Dante Exum (four) both had quiet nights.
Kemba Walker scored 43 points and the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 117-112 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Andre Drummond had 23 points,16 rebounds and three blocks to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 113-102 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.