Philadelphia grabbed a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets with a 112-108 victory in Game 4 on Saturday. During his postgame press conference, Embiid made a 3-1 joke at the Warriors' expense, causing teammate Jimmy Butler to get out of his seat and walk away laughing:
Embiid is, of course, referencing the 2016 NBA Finals, when Golden State became the first team in NBA history to blow a 3-1 series lead in the Finals as LeBron James rallied the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever title.
The Warriors responded by signing 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant and have won each of the last two championships.
Embiid has to be hoping his comments don't come back to haunt him. If the Nets come back to win the series, that clip will never be forgotten. If the Sixers make it all the way to the Finals, his quip could be used as bulletin-board material should the Warriors make it there as well.