Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers was voted as an All-Star in the 2018 edition of the NBA’s midseason spectacle. It was his first appearance in the game, but Embiid strongly felt that he should’ve made the team last year, too.

As posted on his Instagram account, Embiid hinted that he has not forgotten his 2017 All-Star snub.

The picture shows Embiid dunking on Paul Millsap and the hashtag #NbVote2017 adds a lot of meaning to the post. To recall, and as posted by Dime on UPROXX, Millsap was an All-Star in 2017.

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Perhaps, Embiid is implying that among the All-Stars chosen that year, Millsap was the least deserving? Who knows what Embiid is trying to voice out. He’s always out on social media trash talking and calling out other players. In and out of the court, he’s always competitive.

Still, he has to be one of the many reasons why this year’s All-Star game was heralded as one of the best. Years prior, the All-Star game was seemingly a circus act. Players got free dunks, shot from the half-court line for no reason at all, and they had no intention of playing defense.

Yet this year, defense was played right from the get-go. Per Adi Joseph of CBS Sports, Embiid felt like he was the best defensive player in that game, and perhaps even in the league.

“They were (going at me), but I think I did a pretty good job,” Embiid said. “I feel like I’m the best defensive player in the league, so if you want to attack me, good luck.”

He finished the game with an impressive stat line of 19 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in 20 minutes.