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Joel Embiid kills draft night, flames Deandre Ayton

Joel Embiid kills draft night, flames Deandre Ayton

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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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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