Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid gave fans a taste of their own medicine

Joel Embiid | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia 76ers need not worry about Joel Embiid’s recent social media activity.

Joel Embiid has been active on social media lately, stirring up fans’ brains to the max. He posted a few tweets the night before the Philadelphia 76ers‘ home game against the Clippers.

The one that got fans all wound up was a picture of him hushing the crowd and saying “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” #TheProcess. He also posted the same thing on Instagram, to which former Sixer Jimmy Butler responded saying, “I know a place where villains are welcome.”

It’s no secret that Joel Embiid loved playing with Jimmy Butler. There is no denying that.

After a night and day full of media stories to stir up fans — all started by Joel himself — Joel responded with a dominant performance against the Clippers. He went for 26 points and nine boards. We should mention Ben Simmons also had 26 points, 12 boards, and 10 assists, posting his sixth triple-double of the season. This was arguably one of the best games the star duo has played together.

Back to Embiid, there was a point early in the game where he converted on an and-one and smiled and urged on the fans. This, to most fans, showed that Joel was just toying with the fans all along for booing him in the game prior. After the game Joel posted another tweet saying “Brotherly Love, #MyCity”. Fans now knew what the big man was really up to.

He gave the fans a taste of their own medicine for booing him. Nonetheless, the little 24 hours of hoopla is over and Joel Embiid has no intentions of going anywhere else at this time. He loves his team, he loves the fans, and most importantly, he gets the city.

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This whole outburst was just to show how much Joel Embiid really knows the fans of Philadelphia. And as we always say in the end it’s all brotherly love.