Joel Embiid was back in the gym on Wednesday afternoon after enjoying his All-Star break down in New Orleans and appears like he's ready to get back out on the court this weekend.
“I hope that they’re going let me play,” Embiid said after practice on Wednesday. “I feel great. I want to play. If it was my decision, I’d be playing.”
The team doctor's aren't so sure. Joel is currently listed as doubtful for both of the Sixers' games this weekend.
But that didn't stop JoJo from talking some smack with one of his favorite teammates, Dario Saric, while battling in a little one-on-one after practice.
Embiid was seen by reporters using some colorful language directed in Saric's direction, screaming "you can't ****-ing guard me!" while the two went at it.
The chatter didn't stop there. Embiid was later asked about the one-on-one and unleashed a little more on Dario.
"He don't like playing me," Embiid said. "He never wins and he doesn't handle me talking trash to him. I would love to play against him all the time because that gives me a lot of confidence beating him every day."
"It's fun playing against him. We both like to compete."
"That's my guy," he added.
And Sixers fans love them both. Let's just hope to see more of them teaming up in actual games soon.
Joel Embiid is the Joel Embiid of trash talking. https://t.co/cOFeKVe37g— Andrew Unterberger (@AUgetoffmygold) February 22, 2017