Eric Bledsoe Ejected After Throwing Ball at Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid and Eric Bledsoe engaged in a brief game of dodgeball before players got into their posturing showdown that got the latter ejected.

Eric Bledsoe reacts against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Eric Bledsoe reacts against the Brooklyn Nets.

Eric Bledsoe was ejected early in the first quarter of Thursday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers after the referees caught him firing a fastball right to Joel Embiid.

Their brief exchange led to both teams getting into the NBA's latest posturing showdown where players from each side jaws at one another, maybe there's some light shoving, but that's about it. 

Tensions are flaring early!

Bledsoe is ejected for this tussle with Embiid.

— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 5, 2019

Wow. Eric Bledsoe ejected.

— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) April 5, 2019

After the referees looked into their tussle, Bledsoe was tossed while Embiid was allowed stay. As some online pointed out, there was another equally important rule that the refs didn't look into when determining if Embiid should get the boot as well. Dodgeball rules. 

Refs got this all wrong. Embiid should have been ejected twice.

Bledsoe caught his throw. Out.
Bledsoe drills him clean. Out.#dodgeball

— JWills (@itsjwills) April 5, 2019

Seems a little unfair that Bledsoe got tossed and Embiid didn't. Bledsoe caught the ball and Embiid didn't. By dodgeball rules, Embiid's gone.

— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) April 5, 2019

Eric Bledsoe got ejected for winning a dodgeball game

— Super Bowl Champ Dave (@pennskippy) April 5, 2019

The 76ers are currently third in the Eastern Conference while the Bucks are first.

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