WATCH: Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry show off volleyball skills
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Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry warmed up to play basketball — by playing volleyball.
Embiid and Curry passed a basketball back and forth before Sunday night’s All-Star game by using volleyball maneuvers, perfectly executing bumps and sets. That is, until Embiid seemed to decide he was bored with all that.
He took his massive right arm and, with fine form, spiked the ball as one would when trying for a kill and a point in volleyball. The ball bounced hard off the court, the carom skipping over the sideline and the ball winding up in the second row of seats.
Embiid covered his mouth in mock disbelief, and the volleyball game ended.
Curry, Embiid and the rest of Team Giannis absorbed a come-from-behnd 178-164 loss to Team LeBron in the main event of the NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte.
Embiid finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Curry, last year’s captain, 17 points, seven assists and nine boards.
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