Joel Embiid isn’t simply one of many best basketball gamers on the planet — he’s additionally among the finest trash talkers. In years previous, we’ve seen the Philadelphia 76ers massive man go after Hassan Whiteside on social media immediately after a game, and even take pictures at Deandre Ayton from the moment he was drafted. There’s a cause he goes by Joel “Troel” Embiid on Twitter.
Embiid has gone from an All-Star to a really dominant celebrity during the last two seasons, yearly placing his title close to the highest of the MVP dialog. There’s an unlimited quantity of stress on Embiid’s shoulders to ship within the 2022 NBA Playoffs after the Sixers swung a midseason commerce for James Harden, and up to now he’s been up for the duty.
Philly took a 3-0 collection lead towards the Toronto Raptors within the first spherical when Embiid hit an unimaginable three-pointer to interrupt a tie rating with below one second left in time beyond regulation. This is among the greatest playoff game-winners you’ll ever see.
Embiid completed with 33 factors on the evening on 12-of-20 capturing, hit the game-winner, and put his group on the point of a sweep in a collection many individuals predicted Toronto to win. Possibly that might be sufficient for many stars, however it wasn’t sufficient for Embiid.
He additionally needed to discover Raptors ambassador and celebrity rapper Drake as quickly as the sport ended simply to speak mad shit.
Embiid instructed Drake he’s coming for the sweep. Drake appeared to just accept the Raptors’ destiny with a smile on his face.
Toronto merely has no reply for Embiid. That’s the case for many groups within the league, however it’s particularly the case for a Raptors’ roster that depends closely on 6’9 switchable defenders reasonably and not using a true massive man.
Embiid is having his method on this collection, and he’s speaking trash whereas he does it to anybody who will pay attention.