Embiid on Ben, partial: "Our teams have always been built around his needs. So it's just kind of surprising to see. Even going back to, the reason we signed Al, we got rid of Jimmy, which I still think was a mistake, just to make sure he needed the ball in his hands."— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) September 30, 2021
GO OFF KING!!! Joel is sick and tired of all the bullshit that Ben doesn’t feel like the team supports him or is built for his playing style. This is as close to a “Hey Ben, why don’t you go fuck yourself!” As you are going to get from Joel Embiid. This marks a line in the sand. It’s now officially official. It’s Ben vs The Sixers from now until he retires. He was supposed to be the missing piece of the process and now he is enemy #1. Insane turn of events.
Joel Embiid, who does note the Sixers are better with Ben Simmons around, says today that report suggesting they're not a fit together is "borderline disrespectful" to other guys on the team in a wide-ranging answer pic.twitter.com/UUeu5xtNAK— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) September 30, 2021