Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Wednesday night at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
On Saturday, 76ers center Joel Embiid racked up 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and two steals in Philly's Game 4 win at the Nets.
After the victory, he delivered a fantastic joke while speaking to the media at the podium:
Joel Embiid calls out the Warriors losing up 3-1, Jimmy was out of there😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/e0FxHu7FhI— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 20, 2019
The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals and the basketball world will clearly never forget.
Andrew Bogut -- who hurt his knee in Game 5 of that infamous series and missed Games 6 and 7 -- responded to Embiid in a column he wrote for Yahoo Sport Australia:
Joel Embiid saying the 76ers don’t want to do what we did in the 2016 Finals is just Joel being Joel – he’s a bit of a larrikin.
But they have to get to a Finals series first before they can even think about doing that.
It’s been a funny talking point for a lot of people in the league.
But we haven’t taken any notice of it and it’s not something that’s been mentioned in the locker room.
You are probably asking yourself what "larrikin" means.
The definition, according to the Oxford Modern Australian Dictionary: "A mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good hearted person", or "a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions."
Turn up the heat!
Embiid talks a lot of trash, is a must-follow on social media and is all about having fun.
Joel Embiid makes the world a much better place. It's as simple as that https://t.co/5lAD2hSptq— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) September 21, 2018
At this point, the world kind of deserves a Warriors-76ers matchup in the NBA Finals so we can watch Bogut and Embiid battle it out.