This Tweet was everything you expect from Joel Embiid. He is quickly becoming one of the most admired athletes in the history of Philadelphia sports, even though he hasn’t played a minute yet for the Sixers, who drafted him third overall back in June’s draft.
He has no filter. We know this, but there’s a HUGE underlined meaning to this Tweet that is going over everyone’s head.
Last season, it was speculated that Nerlens Noel would be out until the Christmas break, due to the ACL injury that he suffered while playing for the Kentucky Wildcats. We shortly found out that was false. Conservatively, Sam Hinkie sat him out the entire year, and there are overpowering thoughts saying that Embiid will do the same.
Now, it may be safe to say that those thoughts have been verified. Embiid is the type of player that wears his emotions on his sleeves, pant legs, sports goggles, and just about anywhere else he can find a spot to put them. He doesn’t doubt his abilities. If he were to play this coming season, at all, he WOULD NEVER say that a team other than his own would win it all; that team being the San Antonio Spurs, as seen in the tweet.
Moving forward, he did say that Philly would prevail in 2016, which is when we all expect him to make his NBA debut.
Note: You know what happens when you assume; you make an ass out of you and me, just like 96 percent of all NBA reporters, leading up to LeBron’s decision. This is speculation, but I’m confident that it’s correct.