Joel Embiid talks Philly fans, jokes about Carson Wentz during 76ers media day
The Philadelphia 76ers 2022-23 season has begun, with media day happening earlier this week before the team traveled to Charlestown, South Carolina for training camp. Luckily for 76ers fans, Joel Embiid is already in mid-season form when it comes to trolling.
Joel Embiid with some Carson Wentz shade:
Embiid was asked about Philly sports fans and their reputation for being a “passionate fanbase.” He finished off his response by (jokingly) throwing some shade at former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who lost 24-8 to Philly last Sunday.
“They’re going to show you that they love you. They’re going to show you that they hate you…
…a la Wentz” – Joel Embiid on Philly fans
Carson Wentz faced off against the Eagles for the first time since being traded last Sunday, and the Eagles literally ran him into the ground, recording nine total sacks on Wentz, including 2.5 from Brandon Graham, who was awarded NFC Defensive Player of the Week earlier today.
Joel Embiid’s Full Quote Regarding Philly Fans
“There’s a lot of cities out there that call themselves sports cities, but the one thing I like about Philly is the passion. They know everything about the team…they’re gonna go to the games, they’re gonna get into it, they’re gonna show you that they love you, and they’re going to show you that they hate you…a la Wentz.”
Obviously, Embiid was joking around but it’s always funny when he makes these types of side remarks, even more so when as I was watching this video, I thought for sure he was going to mention Ben Simmons before he name dropped Wentz instead.
Of course, they don’t call him Troel for nothing…