Joel Embiid responds on Twitter after backlash from ‘championship’ comments he made during recent interview
Joel Embiid took to Twitter today in response to a recent interview he did with Maverick Carter where he said that he wants to win a championship in Philly or “anywhere else”.
Joel Embiid sat down with Maverick Carter at the first annual UNINTERRUPTED Film Festival at NeueHouse Hollywood last Thursday.
Embiid was there to discuss the launch of his new media studio, Miniature Géant Studio that he launched a few months ago with LeBron James along with his NBA basketball career.
The quote that caught fire on the internet…
Joel Embiid on Winning Championships:
“I just want to win a championship…I don’t know where that’s going to be. Whether it’s in Philly or anywhere else. I just want to have a chance.”
Embiid, like he typically does, then took to Twitter in response of the criticism he received for his comments above, saying “Buddy, check my middle name” referencing “Troel” in his handle.
Joel “Troel” Embiid
This is literally what I said this morning when the clip first started making its rounds on Twitter. Embiid has done this time and time again and like clockwork people always overreact.
If you want to make a case that Embiid always uses the “Troel” nickname as a reason to speak his mind and then claim he was just trolling fans, then that’s certainly a conversation that we can have another day.
However, Embiid is a very smart guy. He knows what he’s saying and he’s been here long enough to realize the type of reaction he’ll get for suggesting that he wants to win a championship in Philly or “anywhere else”.
Listen, at the end of the day, this Sixers roster isn’t built to win an NBA Title and it’s hard to even argue against that statement. They have FOUR centers on this roster, a disgruntled James Harden who still expects to be traded, and barely any type of guards or wing players that can contribute at a championship level.
Whether or not Embiid was serious with his statements is basically irrelevant at that point. We are in for a rough year of Philadelphia 76ers basketball and if you want to blame someone for that, then look at the organization and what they have accomplished (or haven’t accomplished) over the past few years.
Sure. Embiid holds blame for his playoff duds and inability to stay healthy but at the end of the day, this roster hasn’t been built properly to win championships so who really gives a shit if he makes an off handed comment, joking or not.