Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid hasn’t played in a professional game yet, but he’s already made his first block.
Embiid was selected third overall by the 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft. Soon after, the center made a push to recruit the NBA’s most sought-after free agent — LeBron James.
@KingJames hey bro hope you're having a good day...... Want to join us in philly?? Peace—
Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 01, 2014
It’s no surprise that Embiid would want the four-time MVP in Philadelphia. After a 19-63 record last season, which included an abysmal 26-game losing streak, the 76ers can use all the help they can get.
James never responded to the tweet, however, and apparently Embiid was not too pleased. Just three days after he sent his initial tweets, Embiid decided to block LeBron on the social media site.
He probably DM'd me but I dont read my DMs so I'm gonna go ahead and block him http://t.co/PunjHSiQRI—
Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 04, 2014
The 76ers can only hope for such defense this season.
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