Joel Embiid to alleged Bryan Colangelo burner account: ‘Joel told me that @samhinkie IS BETTER AND SMARTER THAN YOU’
76ers president Bryan Colangelo’s alleged burner Twitter accounts repeatedly bashed Joel Embiid – for concealing an injury from the team, for dancing at a Meek Mill concert while hurt, for “playing like a toddler having tantrums,” for being too egotistical, for being lazy, for being selfish, for being “distracted by models and social media” and for “big selfish baby.”
That won’t stop Embiid from getting his jokes off.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid tells ESPN on Bryan Colangelo: “I talked to him and he said that he didn’t say that. He called me just to deny the story. Gotta believe him until proven otherwise. If true though, that would be really bad.”— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018
If it turns out Colangelo wasn’t behind these accounts, Embiid can shrug this off as a joke (and relish all the attention he got in the interim).
If Colangelo tweeted all those things, Embiid’s point about Sam Hinkie being smarter speaks for itself. That would also mean Colangelo dug his hole even deeper by lying to his star player in this time of crisis.