Phildelphia 76er big man Joel Embiid has been the main headline of news stories lately. When ESPN showed a graphic of former 76er’s top draft picks, Embiid took to social media to display his frustration regarding the information.
According to whatever network this is,I’ve NEVER played a game in my life.Nerlens neither.I guess I can be a freaking ROOKIE next year again pic.twitter.com/nhoMt9cxtQ
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 9, 2017
But what Embiid failed to realize, as you analyze the graphic, is ESPN is referring to the number of games each of those first round draft picks played (or didn’t play, really) during their rookie year (most of them being zero due to injury). People who saw the tweet were quick to point out the error and put Embiid on notice.
If u could dislike a pic, I would dislike this one #whatprocess
— Christian Kondo (@ckondo18) July 11, 2017
Lmao. Delete this. You dont understand basic stats Joel.
— Kalob (@kalobhalstead) July 11, 2017
Can you read? they’re talking about your rookie year in 2014. Lavar Ball was right you’re not very intelligent
— Michael (@I_AM_KOTON) July 10, 2017
Bro its clearly showing each draft picks rookie year @LavarBall maybe your comment about no intellect was right O_O
— RB (@IDPWiseGuy) July 10, 2017
Did Embiid get over-emotional over nothing?