Joel Embiid's future with the Philadelphia Sixers appears to be in doubt. James Harden's exit is to blame. Harden wants to pack his bags. Will this influence the Cameroonian pivot?
Joel Embiid's future in doubt?
The bombshell dropped by James Harden could well cause collateral damage.The "Bearded One" has declared that he will never work with Sixers general manager Daryl Morey again. "Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never again be part of the same organization as him. I repeat: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never again be part of the same organization as him," Harden asserted. An outburst that sent the Sixers microcosm into a frenzy. What's more, the future of a number of players seems to be in doubt, with Joel Embiid at the forefront. Will the Cameroonian jump ship?
Just a few hours after James Harden's exit, Joel Embiid has, intentionally or not, added grist to the mill. The Big Man made some changes to his Twitter bio. He has removed the "Philadelphia" location and the term "processing", which qualifies him so much, as he likes to repeat that he trusts the Sixers' "Process", hence his nickname.
James Harden: “Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of. Let me say that again: Daryl Morey is a liar and I will never be a part of an organization that he’s a part of.” pic.twitter.com/AmHJ0WwbF2
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 14, 2023
Just a troll?
ESPN journalist Ramona Shelburn prefers to dismiss rumors of a possible Joel Embiid departure. She believes that the player was simply following the trend of one of his online pseudonyms. He is known for his numerous trolls."Embiid is happy to be a Sixer. I don't think this move implies anything about his future. I just think he's honoring his name as Joel 'Troel'".
It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to reassure Sixers fans and whether Joel Embiid has anything else in mind because even if he was MVP of the regular season, he still doesn't have an NBA title.Time could be running out in Philadelphia. The 29-year-old has been with the Sixers since 2014, without ever having played in a Conference Finals. He's the only MVP in history to have done so...