Sixers coach Brett Brown reacts to Joel Embiid’s cryptic social media posts
However, Brown acknowledges that it is who Embiid is and it is part of his personality.
Brown says the Instagram stuff with Embiid is not ideal, but that it is part of who he is. Asked whether he believes Embiid has taken his position as a leader seriously enough, Brown says between midnight workouts, speaking up in film sessions, etc. it’s a firm yes for him
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Embiid and the Sixers were booed on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls, but Philly still wound up winning the game. The Cameroonian big man told the crowd to hush after they were celebrating a made 3-pointer by him.
It has caused some unnecessary drama for the Sixers, so it was great Embiid came back with this tweet to settle everyone down.
The Sixers haven’t looked like title contenders in a season where they were picked to at least get to the Eastern Conference Finals. Embiid’s fit with Ben Simmons and now Al Horford continues to be a concern.
However, this is Philly. As long as they win games they are supposed to and give maximum effort in the playoffs, there will be no boos.
Right now, Brett Brown and Co. are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Joel Embiid is still working on getting back in shape after he missed time with the left hand injury. Since returning to the lineup on Jan. 28, he’s averaging 20.3 points and 10.6 rebounds while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from beyond the arc.