Fake Outrage: Joel Embiid tweets that Miami needs another star and for some reason, everyone took him seriously
Last night, Joel Embiid took to Twitter to join in on the always healthy (sarcasm) conversation about an NBA playoff game, specifically the Miami Heat vs the Boston Celtics. Embiid ripped off a few tweets regarding the game as the Heat lost to the Celtics last night 93-80 to fall behind in the series 3-2 heading back to Boston for Game 6 tomorrow night.
The Heat were getting absolutely destroyed by the Celtics, so Embiid asked a simple question to start a conversation on Twitter.
Fair. My personal response is that the series is over. Miami is banged up and the Celtics just have too much fire power for the Heat to win two straight games, one being on the road. Regardless, let’s continue to the tweet that had everyone acting like a bunch of cry babies.
Joel Embiid: Miami needs another star
After this tweet, 76ers fans and media members on Twitter went absolutely nuts and I have no idea why. Embiid’s name on Twitter literally acknowledges that he’s a troll and he knew exactly what he was doing with this tweet.
I thought it was absolutely hilarious.
Apparently people still aren’t over the Embiid-Butler connection that was rekindled after the last round of the playoffs, and dates back a few years with the now legendary “villain” Instagram post from Embiid.
After that Tweet was sent, you had local and national media pundits disgusted that Embiid would tweet such a thing. 76ers fans began to picture a situation where Embiid would leave Philadelphia for Miami to rejoin Butler and everyone began to cry all over Twitter.
I have no idea how anyone thought this was remotely serious and I’m still having trouble believing that. Talk about a bunch of fake outrage. This is a big old nothing burger and anyone who took it seriously should seriously go outside and touch grass.
Embiid isn’t going anywhere and the tweet was funny as hell. Nothing more, nothing less.
You don’t have to believe me, just Trust The Process, who confirmed how stupid everyone is for the fake outrage and overreaction.