A Philadelphia 76ers commentator said that he could care less if Oklahoma City Thunder player Josh Giddey was injured during Sunday’s game.
The Philadelphia 76ers were looking to get their second win of the season on Sunday after falling to the Brooklyn Nets two days prior. They got just that, as they defeated the winless Oklahoma City Thunder 115-103. During said game, there was a rather weird moment when it came to the 76ers’ commentary team on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
In the fourth quarter, Thunder rookie Josh Giddey drove to the basket and attempted a dunk, but was blocked hard by 76ers star Joel Embiid. In the process, Giddey looked to have landed hard on his legs, but looked okay.
But after that play, the 76ers commentator said that he was more concerned with Embiid getting hurt and he “could care less” about Giddey:
76ers commentator says he “could care less” if Thunder rookie Josh Giddey was injured
There is such a thing as being a homer as a commentator for a specific team. We get it. But saying that they could care less about the well-being of a player on the opposing team is just not cool.
Luckily, the sixth-overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft was not injured on the play, and Embiid went over to check if he was okay. Giddey hit both of his free throw attempts as a result of the foul and immediately stole a pass intended for Embiid and made a 3-pointer to cut Oklahoma City’s deficit to 110-102.
Giddey finished his night tallying 19 points (8-for-13 from field), eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in over 33 minutes of playing time.