Joel Embiid is a little bit of a troll if you have not seen. Before final evening's matchup in opposition to the Orlando Magic, the Sixers' heart instructed area officers to play Sheck Wes' "Mo Bamba" at any time when he beat the Magic rookie 1-on-1 for a rating, and that is precisely what occurred within the early going of Saturday's closely-fought contest.
As you may see, Embidd squares up with Bamba on the baseline, pivots his proper foot, and leaves the rookie mendacity in his wake for a straightforward end. As Embiid waltzes again on protection, the Arena PA devilishly performs the tune made in Bamba's honor. The ESPN tv crew zeroes in on Embiid bobbing his head, as he basks within the immaculate execute of his next-level troll.
Embiid's pleasant grudge with Mo Bamba began within the offseason whereas the 2 have been coaching collectively in one-on-one post-ups. The "rivalry" filtered into the preseason when the Sixers bested the Magic for a 120-114 win, Embiid ending with 21 factors. After the sport, the 2 facilities traded jabs on Twitter with Embiid insisting Bamba's "skinny ass" cannot guard him. In retaliation, the rookie heart posted a picture which alluded to a near-posterization that by no means occurred. Inevitably it's Embiid who scored the newest W, however make no mistake about it, the gritty marketing campaign has all however began between the 2 up-and-coming facilities.