76ers' Joel Embiid Labels Himself 'Troel' After Cryptic 'Really Unhappy' Tweet

Blake SchusterAnalyst IISeptember 3, 2020

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia. 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy for the NBA restart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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Joel Embiid is one of the NBA's most marketed players, which means he's got more than a few commercial catchphrases. Now that he's at home watching the rest of the NBA postseason play out, he's seeing those commercials more than ever.

Maybe that's why Embiid tweeted "I'm still really unhappy" Wednesday evening.

Joel “Troel” Embiid @JoelEmbiid

I’m still really unhappy

Naturally, NBA Twitter wanted to believe the tweet was about his career. The conspiracies ranged from "Embiid wants out of Philadelphia" to "Embiid didn't get the coach he wanted." Alas, Embiid cleared up the confusion rather quickly.

He was, in fact, referring to a Mountain Dew commercial in which he stars. And he renamed himself "Troel" Embiid just to make sure he got his point across.

Joel “Troel” Embiid @JoelEmbiid

That Mountain Dew commercial is great

Joel “Troel” Embiid @JoelEmbiid

Life’s great #TheProcess https://t.co/GOWlqJkgNR

NBA Twitter's conspiracies will have to wait another day.


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