Look: Joel Embiid Shades John Collins After Comments About 76ers C in B/R AMA

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 28:  Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks teh ball against John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks on October 28, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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As NBA fans go without basketball during the coronavirus pandemic, Joel Embiid's wit and willingness to playfully ether opposing NBA players is greatly welcomed.

The Philadelphia 76ers big man was back at it on Tuesday, after Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins said Embiid was the one player he wanted to dunk on during a B/R AMA on Monday. Embiid replied with a picture of him dunking over Collins and a link to the highlight:

Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? @JoelEmbiid

https://t.co/unmlaCUiJE https://t.co/0HSwiFSnlh https://t.co/UIYf9okLhb

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers

SHEESH 😱 @JoelEmbiid | #PhilaUnite https://t.co/6clyZU8hzQ

Yesterday, the 76ers big man pledged $500,000 to aid those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Embiid also committed to supporting full-time Sixers employees who were set to have their salaries reduced by 20 percent amid the NBA hiatus.

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

For Joel Embiid, the $500,000 donation will go toward health and medical relief. The amount toward 76ers employees is to be determined based upon who is affected. https://t.co/HvjVlWcKhU

The team originally confirmed it would be reducing the salaries for team employees making more than $50,000 per year, however, team owner Josh Harris eventually reversed course on Tuesday. 

Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? @JoelEmbiid

In these trying times, I’m proud of the Sixers organization for reversing course and “doing a 180”. Let’s focus on beating this Coronavirus now. Let’s be responsible and Trust the Process!!

So Embiid is winning on social media and in real life. Trust The Process, indeed. 


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