The two big man finally matched up. Embiid finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the Sixers’ 120-114 win, while Bamba had 12 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Embiid took to instagram to share an image from his matchup with Bamba, along with the caption, “Like my ninja Mo… His skinny ass can’t guard me @therealmobamba.”

Mo Bamba posted this:

 Embiid responded in the comments:

“Bruh that’s a block, layup … whatever that is. You were bbq chicken on the post tonight. You had 4 fouls in 8 mins young fella. I would’ve fouled you out in 10. That’s a welcome to the f league. Gotta learn to guard without fouling. All love haha.”

Two big men going at it is a rarity in the NBA these days. It’s great to see the Center relevant again in the NBA. The NBA’s heyday always featured the biggest guys on the planet. 

When it comes to basketball bigger is better.