Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside Engage in Twitter Beef

Maurice Moton@@MoeMotonFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13:  Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives toward the basket as Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat of the Miami Heat defends during the game at Sprint Center on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside competed against each other on the court Friday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Then, the battle spilled onto social media.

After the Sixers' 119-95 preseason victory, Embiid ripped Whiteside for his aggressive play and used analytics to drive home an unflattering point about the Heat center. He ended with a light-hearted jab at Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant:

Joel Embiid @JoelEmbiid

Dude they had to take your ass out or you would’ve fouled out in 5 min... And we’re talking about Preseason, not regular season..... #Softy https://t.co/IAIBDDypFK

Joel Embiid @JoelEmbiid

And keep caring about stats and not your team success..... your +/- was ass @youngwhiteside #Softy

Joel Embiid @JoelEmbiid

My bad y’all , I thought I was using my burner account #TheProcess

Whiteside also took a look at statistics and referenced Embiid's durability issues since he entered the league in 2014 as the third overall pick: 

Hassan Whiteside @youngwhiteside

@JoelEmbiid 31 games in 3yrs Hopefully I get to see you regular season🤷🏽‍♂️😂🤷🏽‍♂️😂 #SolarEclipse #EmbiidEclipse https://t.co/iaFfK3h3V6

Embiid switched over to Instagram and, using his physical location, left a parting shot for Whiteside as he thanked the fans in Kansas City:

For those looking forward to another battle between Embiid and Whiteside, the Sixers and Heat will play four games during the 2017-18 regular season. Their first contest is Feb. 2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11:10 a.m.

Whiteside took the feud to yet another social-media platform by preaching the importance of modesty in a Snapchat story.

Mason @masewilliams23

@World_Wide_Wob Whiteside on his snap story last night 👀 https://t.co/Pfys0DHnHR

At this rate, Embiid may respond with verbal jabs on LinkedIn before Whiteside dusts off his MySpace page for his retort.

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