Joel Embiid saves his best comments for last, puts an end to the Ben Simmons conversation in Philly
Joel Embiid, man. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-87 in their first game post-NBA trade deadline. Embiid had an “off-night” and still scored 25 points with 19 rebounds, four assists, and five blocks. (lol).
We can get into details on the game but honestly who cares. It was the Oklahoma City Thunder and they stink. With the win, the Sixers remained in fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-22 and 2.5 games behind the East-leading Miami Heat.
Tomorrow, the Sixers will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in South Philadelphia, and after that, they will play the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James Harden is expected to join the team this weekend, and make his debut against Boston on Tuesday.
After the game, Joel Embiid spoke with the media regarding the trade, and touched on a variety of topics surrounding himself, the 76ers, and Ben Simmons.
After the trade was announced on Thursday, Embiid immediately dropped the following tweet, which is from the famous meme captioned..
“I stopped by one of my biggest haters funeral today just to make sure he was dead. #RIPBozo.”
Embiid was asked about the tweet in his post game presser and had this to say:
LOL. Embiid is the ultimate troll. Everyone knows that. Yet again, he played it perfectly. There’s been more than a handful of examples.
The list goes on and on and Embiid wasn’t finished last night either. The always honest Embiid, added some more detail.
Joel Embiid on the evolution of the Ben Simmons situation:
“I’m happy that I’m not going to be answering any more questions on the subject.” Embiid also said he was happy for his teammates and the 76ers organization for not having to deal with the Simmons saga any longer.
Joel Embiid on James Harden
Embiid acknowledged that James Harden is an MVP and likely the best player he’s had the chance to play with so far in his career.
The Ben Simmons Kill Shot
Embiid stated that the entire situation with Ben Simmons was disappointing. The two were winning basketball games and fell short in the playoffs. He ended with the following:
“It’s unfortunate that i guess having his own team and being a star was more important”
Beautiful. Moving on to the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to be the star DEFINITELY makes sense. Just one final jab from Embiid to put an end to the entire Ben Simmons Soap Opera (for now).
When will we hear from Ben Simmons?
If you are Ben Simmons, how in the world are you going to speak to the media?
Seriously, just think about it.
Joel Embiid has been on record time and time again saying all of the right things with the upmost class, mixed with calculated jabs over and over again.
I honestly can’t see Ben Simmons saying anything that people will agree with or take to heart. He is STILL completely delusional about the entire situation.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported that Ben Simmons was “emotional” on the phone with Kevin Durant, thanking him and the Nets for believing in him.
That tells you everything you need to know about Ben Simmons. He thinks that he was mistreated in Philadelphia. He got his way and now is on a new team.
Unfortunately, Nets fans will learn the hard way that none of that is true, and they are stuck with one of the biggest frauds in the history of the NBA.