Sixers’ Embiid brings the heat against Miami’s Whiteside on social media
Sixers’ Embiid brings the heat against Miami’s Whiteside on social media
One tweet from a fan sparks the most heated battle of the NBA pre-season

MANILA, Philippines – After a routine NBA pre-season contest that saw the Philadelphia 76ers waste the Miami Heat 119-95, both teams found more fire than expected from the game as their respective star centers trade barbs across social media platforms.

It all started with a fan tagging both big men on Twitter while giving a piece of his mind regarding Joel Embiid saying Hassan Whiteside can’t guard him:

Whiteside gamely got on board the roast train, replying:


Meanwhile, Embiid, who has established himself as a mainstay in social media, took notice and launched a 3-hit combo, first talking about Whiteside’s foul troubles…

…and his plus-minus…


…all before giving a side burn to Kevin Durant, who was busted about a month ago using multiple alternate accounts to answer back to haters:


Then Whiteside retaliated where it, quite literally, hurts – Embiid’s injury history.


But as an unofficial social media king, Embiid turned to Instagram to deliver the final blow.

Don’t understand the caption? Check where he checked in. Brutal. 

These two Twitter-feuding men are Miami and Philadelphia’s respective futures, with both locked in multi-year, multi-million dollar max contracts. The battle may be over, but the war has clearly just begun, as long as Embiid can log more minutes than tweets. –

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