76ers star Joel Embiid says winning was secondary to Ben Simmons



Seize your popcorn, people, as a result of the Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons feud that has been simmering for years might turn out to be must-see TV. 

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It has been reported for years that the 2 by no means actually received alongside, however each gamers had made a public effort to show a united entrance. Now, following Simmons’ commerce to Brooklyn, Embiid has been not so delicate in his digs in the direction of his former teammate. 

First got here an… intriguing (however hilarious) social media put up following the announcement of the commerce. The Sixers’ heart’s clarification for that tweet?

“I noticed the image on the web and thought he was effectively dressed,” he stated.

On Friday evening, although, Embiid made his first public assertion concerning the breakup of the duo. He claimed that profitable was secondary to Simmons, who wished to have his personal crew. 

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“It is unlucky that profitable was not the largest issue,” Embiid stated. “It’s unlucky that having his personal crew and, I assume, being a star was extra of his precedence. 

“The match was nice however sadly [Ben] thought that it wasn’t.” 

The Simmons saga has been the overriding storyline for the 76ers this season because the Australian refused to play after he requested a commerce away from Philadephia following criticism he obtained from the crew’s playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks final season. 

After the collection, head coach Doc Rivers stated “I do not know the reply to that query proper now” when requested if a crew might win a championship with Simmons as its level guard.

Embiid additionally talked about to the media that the “turning level” within the Recreation 7 loss was Simmons not dunking late within the fourth quarter when he had an opportunity.

The 76ers did fairly effectively within the commerce, receiving again James Harden from the Nets, and Embiid known as Harden the most effective participant he’s had the prospect to play with up to now in his profession. 

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Embiid did conclude his media availability by saying that he is moved on and desires all people the most effective. 

“I’m comfortable that I’m not going to be answering any extra questions on that topic,” he acknowledged.

He says he might have moved on however we get the sensation there’s extra of this story to be performed out. 



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