Joel Embiid has proven time and time again that he will not let the impossible-to-please Philadelphia fanbase get the best of him. The 76ers superstar big man often embraces the jeering. On Sunday, Embiid hushed the Wells Fargo Center crowd after drilling a dagger in a closer-than-expected tilt against the lowly Bulls. After the win, Embiid traded cryptic replies with Jimmy Butler on Instagram, indicating that the former was recruiting the latter to South Beach. Well, fast forward to Philly's clash against the Clippers on Tuesday night, and Embiid was inexplicably booed during player intros.
Are you serious? If nothing else, this rigidly proves that the City of Brotherly Love -- particularly 76ers buffs -- deserves anything but happiness in terms rooting for a successful team.
He said it, not us!
By now, Embiid's antics are four years old. Philly natives know that he won't back down from their criticisms and taunts, and yet, they insist on booing him...despite the fact that he professed his loyalty to the Sixers and the city after all the hoopla.
Truer words have never been spoken, but, as they've proven countless times throughout the years, Sixers devotees are as delusional as they come and can't see beyond their own misconceptions.