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Do not come at The Process: Joel Embiid responds to Bucks owner Wes Edens

Do not come at The Process: Joel Embiid responds to Bucks owner Wes Edens

Joel Embiid is already swatting away shots and it's only June.

Bucks owner Wes Edens, introducing his team's new GM on Monday, came at the Sixers' process when The Process ironically is at one of its all-time highs.

Here's what Edens said.

That shot made its way to Joel Embiid and let's just say he stuffed it back to Milwaukee.

Embiid wasn't done there. About 30 minutes later, on a separate topic, he fired at Howard Eskin — and it's pretty good.

Eskin responded, but is anyone really reading it?

Anyway, today was a good start to the week for Mr. Embiid.

Sixers Twitter has good laugh at Bucks owner throwing shade at The Process

Sixers Twitter has good laugh at Bucks owner throwing shade at The Process

It's a joyous time for Process Trusters.

That's because the fruits of the Process Tree that Sam Hinkie planted the seeds for appear to be blooming this week. Bryan Colangelo is using the assets that Hinkie helped put in place to go out and get the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, presumably Markelle Fultz.

That's a pretty nice get. And when you put Fultz alongside other Process originals like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric, the Process seems to be heading in the right direction.

That's why it seems a bit curious for the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens, to be calling out the Philly Process right now.

This line came today when the Bucks introduced Jon Horst as the team's new general manager, which is fine. I'm sure he's a competent and nice guy.

The Sixers had some fun with it though.

Edens was asked at the Horst introductory press conference about what he learned from the process of hiring Horst as GM.

"The guys in Philly like to talk about the process an awful lot, I'd rather talk about the results. I feel really good about the results on this. You can have your process but I mean... process may look like it's a little bit sloppy but at the end of the day it's the result that matters. We got the right guy for the job. There's not a lot of hand wringing about what we could have done diferently."

Just as a quick reminder, the Bucks got knocked out of the 2017 NBA playoffs in the first round and last won an NBA championship in 1971. So, the results haven't exactly been worth bragging about.

Yes, they do have Giannis Antetokounmpo which is enviable but I'm not sure what else the Bucks have to brag about. Not that either team has any real on-court success to brag about lately. But The Process appears to moving along just nicely.

Sixers fans enjoyed the Twitter clapback.