Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns troll each other on Instagram
In the Philadelphia 76ers’ 118-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, it featured two of the best young centers in the league — Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns. As Embiid (28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists) won the battle against Towns (19 points and 16 rebounds) on the court, it obviously did not end there.
According to Bleacher Report, Embiid and Towns went back and forth on Instagram. While Towns had a solid comeback, one simply does not go at Embiid off the court:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 14, 2017
Before their matchup, Towns said he does not have time for trolling as he enjoys watching Netflix and playing video games instead. However, the Timberwolves center — like other players — was lured in by the Sixers center’s antics.
This is not the first and certainly not the last time Embiid trolls opposing centers like Towns, Hassan Whiteside, and Andre Drummond. Along with dominating them on the court, the 23-year-old is ruthless off the court.
After dealing with numerous injuries to begin his career, Embiid is quickly establishing himself as arguably the best center in the league. Through 22 appearances, the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is averaging 23.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 30.6 minutes.