Two social media giants in the sports world, but only one victor.
The only problem? Both guys are declaring themselves the winner.
Joel Embiid and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba played some pick-up basketball Monday and each guy had their own highlight-reel moment from the 1-on-1 matchup. Pogba was the first to claim victory, proclaiming that the game was "over" after draining a free-throw-line jumper over the Sixers' big man.
But it wasn't long until Embiid fired back. Just two hours later, he posted his own video of an easy-looking one-handed slam against the soccer superstar.
The two are pretty good friends and were seen last week in Los Angeles as Manchester United began its United States summer tour with a stop in L.A. to play the Galaxy.
Although Embiid's social media following is pretty big, it pales in comparison to that of Pogba — Embiid has 813k followers on Twitter and one million on Instagram, whereas Pogba boasts a massive following of 3.52 million and 16.5 million on the two sites. Maybe The Process picked up some tips from one of his buddies along the way.
Getting scored on by Pogba wasn't the only defeat Embiid suffered on Monday either.
The team over at NBA 2K asked Embiid what he thinks his overall should be in the video game's 2018 edition.
After Embiid stated that he believed that he was "the best defender in the league" when on the court last season and listed off his array of talents, he reached the conclusion that his overall should be "at least a 95."
When his actual rating of an 86 was finally revealed to him, Embiid was expectedly not too thrilled with it.
If Embiid is able to remain healthy and build on his stellar play from his rookie campaign, his 2K rating could even soar past a 95.
As Doug Pederson would say, there's plenty of work left to do.
But let's be honest, most of us are fans. So we can savor Saturday's victory over the Falcons a little longer than the Eagles players who have to get right back to work to prep for the Vikings this coming weekend.
And the Eagles official accounts have been producing some beautiful content ever since Julio Jones slipped, got up, and let the ball sail through his finger tips.
My favorite thus far -- and I'm partial, because you can see me for a split second at the 23-second mark -- is the final play of the Falcons' drive that ended with the huge 4th and goal from the 2 yard line sync'd up with Merrill Reese's call and fan-filmed reactions. It's a work of art.
Next up is a pretty sweet 360 view of the celebration in the locker room. You've seen Jeffrey Lurie dancing like a maniac by now, but this is a unique perspective you can literally see from every angle.
And for some extra chills, enjoy the national anthem. Love the fans joining in the singing.
A horse is a horse, of course, of course. And sometimes a horse gets punched by an Eagles fan.
Anyone who has ever attended an Eagles game at the Linc and walked through the tailgates before and after the game, you know there is some strange stuff going on.
But this story from Saturday is one even the most hardened Eagles fan couldn't have seen coming, blinders on or not.
A Whitehall Township man was arrested for... punching a horse after he was ejected from the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Falcons.
The Philly PD released this statement:
"On Saturday, January 13th, 2018 ,Security personnel at Lincoln Financial Field ejected the defendant because he was intoxicated and did not possess a ticket. After the male was ejected he walked over to a mounted officer and began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulder area. The officer on the horse was then struck in the legs by the male. Another officer came over and grabbed the male who was placed in custody. The horse and officer were not injured."
He was arrested and is now facing assault charges.
It's unclear what the horse did, if anything, to provoke the alleged assault. The horse was unable to share its side of the story because horses can't talk.
The Eagles were playing the Falcons, not the Indianapolis Colts or Denver Broncos who failed to make the playoffs this season.