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Is Joel Embiid trolling Philly with latest social media post?

Is Joel Embiid trolling Philly with latest social media post?

The king of trolling is at it again (We think? We hope?) as Joel Embiid took to social media with a simple post:


 
A quote from the iconic DC comic in addition to the image of Embiid shushing the crowd from Sunday night’s win against the Bulls caused instant chaos.

But things didn’t stop there, though. Jimmy Butler responded under the initial post:

And if that wasn’t bad enough … this was Embiid’s reply:

Now, with just about anyone else we’d be thrown into full-blown panic mode  — but it’s Jo. And one of the biggest hints to this being a troll job is right in the location of his Instagram post.

What's the location?

All love.

… see? Nothing to worry about.
 


 

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Sixers Talk podcast: Ready or not, here come the Celtics

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Sixers Talk podcast: Ready or not, here come the Celtics

On this edition of the Sixers Talk podcast, we discuss our concern over Joel Embiid's health, the OKC pick conveying, the first-round matchup vs. the Celtics and much more.

(0:52) — Short night (and negative X-rays) for Joel Embiid.
(9:00) — Thanks to Mike Muscala, the Sixers have a first-round pick.
(13:37) — What will Brett Brown do with the rotation?
(27:26) — Pressure on Brown coaching against Brad Stevens, Celtics.
(39:47) — Confidence in pairing of Shake Milton and Josh Richardson?

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Bench celebrations were a highlight in fourth quarter of Sixers' game vs. Raptors

Bench celebrations were a highlight in fourth quarter of Sixers' game vs. Raptors

The starting lineups of two Eastern Conference playoff teams aren’t usually on the benches in the fourth quarter of a close game.

They were Wednesday night, though, as neither the Sixers nor the Raptors had anything to play for in a game that Toronto won, 125-121. That situation resulted in some exuberant celebrations and a mini-competition of which bench could bring the most energy. There was plenty of enthusiasm on both sides. (The photos below are from USA Today Images.)

Joel Embiid and Al Horford enjoyed Mike Scott’s shooting. 

A late Matisse Thybulle jumper was a big hit, too. 

And there were big smiles and incredulous reactions when rookie Marial Shayok blocked a shot and then chose a layup over a dunk on the ensuing fast break. 

“I don’t minimize that sort of vibe, that action, at all,” Brett Brown said. “There is a true spirit amongst our group. There is a sort of inherent, accumulated, relational side that we’ve all expedited because we’re in the bubble in buses and restaurants and gyms and dormitories together. … I think the guys on the bench, whether it’s bench players or our starters, showing that type of support, that type of attitude, how can that not be a good thing?”

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