It turns out, Joel Embiid has been trolling Marcus Smart for way longer than we think. Even back into their college days. This trolling scheme has been five years in the making, in fact.
In honor of March Madness kicking off today, we’re going to bring you back to Embiid’s college days and his very first interaction on Instagram that cemented his legendary status as the GOAT of social media trolling.
His very first Instagram post, which features him dunking on Marcus Smart in January of 2014. What a time. Here it is, in all it’s glory.
Guess Embiid really did invest in some real estate in Smart’s head, about five years ago and Smart has not forgotten about it.
That much is clear, as tensions during the Celtics-Sixers game escalated to the point where Smart shoved Embiid from behind in what the center called a ‘”cheap shot” later in postgame. Smart was ejected from Wells Fargo Center for this incident.
Tensions are flaring at Wells Fargo Center.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 21, 2019
Marcus Smart and Joel Embiid get into it after a chippy play, and Smart shoves Embiid. Smart is ejected for this and Embiid is issued a tech. pic.twitter.com/jdjNaRJNXw
Bet he was thinking about that Instagram caption from 2014, which has aged so very well.
So Smart, how much is the rent? Embiid will probably tell you it’s free.
Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.