It was Joel Embiid that drew the Celtics coach out of his cool, calm, collective nature.
Brad Stevens seemingly couldn't take anymore of what he deemed were flops from the Philadelphia 76ers enormous big man early on in the contest, as Embiid scored 15 of his game-high 34 points in the first quarter and ended up on the floor on a few plays, including on a Marcus Smart offensive foul.
It takes a little bit of lip reading but the TNT cameras pick up Stevens clearly saying, “What the hell? He just gets to flop all over. Everything’s a flop.”
Brad Stevens on Embiid: "What the hell? He just gets to flop all over. Everything's a flop." pic.twitter.com/DPK18SZSRS— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) August 19, 2020
Hopefully this version of Stevens comes out a few more times during the playoffs.