The origin of Dario Saric’s ‘The Homie’ nickname
During his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dario Saric has been often referred to as “The Homie.” As it turns out, however, that nickname came from his former teammate Joel Embiid.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Sixers fans were already calling Dario Saric “The Homie” even before he officially joined the team. He noted that fans jumped on it after Joel Embiid called him that nickname back in 2014 during the team’s visit to Spain.
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) September 3, 2014
Along with Embiid, head coach Brett Brown, then Sixers GM Sam Hinkie and former teammates Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams took the trip to Spain to watch Saric play for Croatia in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Saric was drafted in 2014 by the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Sixers on Draft night. He only joined the team in 2016.
Saric has already played in four games for the Timberwolves, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals.