Nuggets fans analyze Embiid’s free throws on Reddit, prove to be most insecure fan base
Nuggets fans are officially sick in the head. The most insecure fanbase in the NBA has stooped to a new low, with one of its members analyzing every foul Joel Embiid drew against the Kings. Embiid had 18 free throw attempts in that game, far more than their golden boy Nikola Jokic has received.
The ridiculous Reddit post in r/denvernuggets was eventually unearthed by Sixers fans because, well, of course it was.
Nuggets fans are mentally ill.
The Embiid vs. Jokic debate has taken many different forms, but this absolutely has to be the saddest one. Trying to lift up your favorite player by using dumb advanced stats is one thing. That at least has some merit. But trying to tear down one of their rivals by bitching about foul shots while completely ignoring differences in play style is quite honestly embarrassing.
Of course, the subreddit moderators protected the original poster by locking the post, preventing them from fully learning their lesson. In fact, it seems the user has only been emboldened:
Shut the fuck up, dude. Nobody thinks it took more than an hour for you to reference quite literally the laziest narrative in basketball. Doesn’t take much time to watch a few clips and regurgitate the bullshit you see on the internet. I would know. I do it all the time.
What bothers me most about this snarky post is that it’s clear Embiid and Jokic play the game of basketball totally differently. Jokic is not nearly as physical but is incredibly skilled. Embiid also possesses a lot of skill with the basketball but is genuinely a battering ram in the paint.
Jokic is rarely seen pushing up the floor in transition, then driving to the basket at full speed for the foul. Embiid does that.
We don’t see Embiid put up triple-doubles on a nightly basis because of sublime passing every trip up the floor. Jokic does that.
The two centers are vastly different players, which is part of what makes this debate so difficult. I am sick of the toxicity from both Sixers and Nuggets fans.
I’ve thought highly of both players since they entered the league. I knew they were on a collision course early on, and here we are. Now, the season is winding down, and both guys are dominating.
The fans are doing any form of mental gymnastics to prove (to themselves more than anybody) that their chosen gladiator is the best in the league. But they’re not happy with them just being the best. So they need it to be a landslide.
Unfortunately, that’s just not the reality of the situation.
We know what our guys can do. The league knows. The MVP voters know. Let’s just shut up and enjoy the greatness.
Despite my pleas for peace, I have one final message to Nuggets fans. If you think Joel Embiid takes too many foul shots: