Joel Embiid Denies Rift with Ben Simmons
If Sixers fans believe there is a rift between Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, Embiid took to Twitter on Tuesday to set the record straight - it's not accurate.
Embiid tweets to stop using his name to push agenda and that he loves playing with Simmons. Adding he hopes everyone is back and that they are good enough to win if the duo returns to play together in 2021.
In a follow-up series of tweets, Embiid started out saying how the media makes stuff up and shame on fans for believing them. He went on to say that he hasn't forgotten getting booed by Sixers fans two seasons ago, and how that drove him to improve his game, which he did.
He then asked the Sixers fans to 'be better'
He then tried to add clarity to his tweets, saying that he loves when he is told he can't do something, that it makes him work harder, adding that not everyone is built like that.
In related news, after it was reported that Simmons made it clear that he wants to be traded and doesn't intend to report to training camp, according to Jason Dumas of Bleacher Report, there is a 'high chance' that any deal involving Simmons will also include Tyrese Maxey.
Both Simmons and Maxey share the same agent, Rich Paul, who according to Dumas would like both players out of Philadelphia.