After Embiid implored people to vote for Simmons in the All-Star voting, the Twitter user replied: "Stop [he's] averaging 13 ppg, even ur other teammates Tobias [Harris] deserves the spot more."
In response, Embiid tweeted:
Voters likely haven't been impressed with Simmons' surface-level stats, as he is averaging a career-low 13.4 points per game to go along with 8.1 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.7 steals.
Simmons is shooting a strong 53.7 percent from the field, but his 16.7 percent from three and 63.6 percent from the free-thrown line leave plenty to be desired.
Shooting has been a major question mark throughout his career, and that continues to be the case, as he has made only three three-point field goals in 237 regular-season games.
Simmons is far from a perfect player, but he is among the NBA's best playmakers and one of the best perimeter defenders in the game.
Embiid argued that Simmons deserves to be an All-Star because of the fact that he contributes to winning basketball in ways that don't always show up on the stat sheet.
Simmons' play has had a role in both Embiid and forward Tobias Harris putting up big numbers this season. Embiid is averaging 29.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game, putting him firmly in the MVP conversation.
Meanwhile, Harris is averaging a career-high 20.2 points per game to go along with 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
Embiid suggested there is room for himself, Harris and Simmons on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and since the Sixers have the best record in the East at 16-7, he may have a point.