Joel Embiid, Mo Bamba Trade Jabs On Instagram After Preseason Showdown

Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star middle Joel Embiid has by no means been one to chew his tongue, and that is very true in relation to this 12 months’s class of extremely touted rookie massive males. Just weeks in the past, Embiid informed ESPN’s The Jump that Phoenix Suns’ #1 general choose, DeAndre Ayton, is “about to get his ass kicked this 12 months.” He added, “Don’t evaluate me to Ayton both… I play DEFENSE.”

While Embiid has but to see Ayton on the court docket, he did get an opportunity to go head-to-head with one other promising middle, Mo Bamba, who was chosen sixth general by the Orlando Magic. Embiid completed with 21 factors, seven rebounds and two assists within the Sixers’ 120-114 win, whereas Bamba had 12 factors, three rebounds and two assists.

As he’s one to do after video games, Embiid took to instagram to share a picture from his matchup with Bamba, together with the caption, “Like my ninja Mo… His skinny ass cannot guard me @therealmobamba.”

The 20-year previous rookie rapidly responded on IG along with his personal screenshot that makes it look like he is dunking on “The Process,” although the footage within the video embedded beneath exhibits it was extra of a contested layup than a posterizing jam.

Of course, Embiid jumped within the remark part of Bamba’s publish to defend himself, writing, “Bruh that is a block, layup … no matter that’s. You had been bbq rooster on the publish tonight. You had four fouls in eight minutes younger fella. I might’ve fouled you out in 10. That’s a welcome to the f league. Gotta discover ways to guard with out fouling. All love haha”

To that, Bamba replied, “truthful sufficient. I am going to again within the lab tmmr to work on it… till then benefit from the poster. I am going to ship it as a Christmas card as properly.”

Check out the pleasant back-and-forth within the posts embedded beneath.