Joel Embiid throws shade at Bryan Colangelo following 76ers’ win over Knicks
Joel Embiid brought up some ghosts of 76ers’ past during his post-game press conference last night following the 76ers’ victory over the New York Knicks.
Embiid mentioned how he had been through a lot in Philadelphia and specifically mentioned Burner-Gate, and how Bryan Colangelo dissed him and his teammates on a Twitter burner account.
“I’ve been through a lot. Whether you talk about freaking GMs using burner accounts, talking trash on their players. I’ve always thought that I’d always have one coach for the rest of my career in Coach Brown, and obviously you change, and I’ve seen so many players.
I remember my first two or three years, we had probably over 80 players in one year — just guys coming in, guys getting cut. It’s hard. It’s hard to keep that culture. So I wouldn’t say it’s all about me. Obviously I’ve been here the longest and I’ve been lucky enough to keep going through trade deadlines and not getting traded and all that stuff.”
As usual, Embiid isn’t wrong at all, and it’s honestly pretty crazy to sit back and look at everything that has happened with this team since 2015. We’ve been through The Process, the Markelle Fultz saga, everything to do with Ben Simmons, the 2019 playoffs, and yes, the Colangelo burner.
Colangelo of course, took to Twitter to bash Embiid’s health and numerous other things with the franchise, and attempted to throw his wife under the bus for everything. There were also rumors that the former regime preferred Simmons over the MVP favorite, which likely didn’t help their relationship.
So much trauma has followed the Philadelphia 76ers and the fact that Embiid is the last man standing, while being the front-runner for MVP this season is pretty incredible.
It’s unknown what the Colangelo’s have been up to, but they have been the butt of several jokes across the NBA. Jerry stepped down from Team USA and was last in the spotlight for being shit on by Kevin Love for his unnecessary comments this summer. Bryan Colangelo currently works in shame overseas for the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL.
Meanwhile, the Sixers are red-hot and are gearing up for a hopeful title run this spring. Philly hopes to keep things going against the Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Friday night.
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