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By all accounts Deandre Ayton out of Arizona has a very promising NBA career ahead of him after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

But don't compare him to Joel Embiid. At least according to Joel Embiid.

ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups compared the 7-foot-1 big man to the 76ers' star center.

"This is a guy who he reminds me of, Joel Embiid," Billups said. "He can take you out to the mid-post area, he can go back to the basket, he's very agile. He has the complete offense game. Not only that, he affects the other side of the basketball court. He's a rim protector and can guard the pick and roll."

Embiid was NOT in agreement and sent out some fire tweets. 

Draymond Green showed respect to the Twitter GOAT.

Which prompted Jojo to drop one of LeBron's hashtags.

Fact of the matter is, Embiid isn't wrong. Plenty has been written about Ayton's suspect defense.


Joel is king of Twitter and NBA Twitter is lit tonight. Even the @Suns and @Sixers accounts got in on the trash-talk action after their trade.

UPDATE: Ayton was asked about Embiid's tweet and mostly took the high road. Wise.

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