In the middle of the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game between the 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, TNT's camera approached the bench to spot Philadelphia star Joel Embiid, injured knee. But instead of finding Embiid and his teammates immersed in their thoughts, the camera discovered a group of players plagued by what was probably a hell of a bad fart.
One can see Zhaire Smith, on the far left, chasing the heinous air before he reaches Embiid (gray blazer and white shirt), who can only pull the old approach of the mask acting as an anti-gas mask to protect itself.
The suspect fart did not affect the result since the 76ers easily beat the nets 131-115 take a 2-1 lead in the series. But it's undeniable that Twitter has had a busy day.
It is quite clear from this last cut that someone on the bench of the Sixers has torn an atrocious fart and I ask to know who it was.
– Terry Horstman (@terryhorstman) April 19, 2019
Fart-gate on the bench of six is the most convincing scenario of the post-season.
– Jeremy (@J_Nealon) April 19, 2019
Look at the silent murderers behind them? One of them is guilty. ALWAYS LAY LOW! Never try to play it.
– Desigh Yanide Neeshowitz (@YahNide) April 19, 2019
Fortunately, Embedded and his teammates do not have lasting effects. The Barclays Center is properly fumigated before Saturday's fourth game.