Joel Embiid Trolls Mo Bamba on Instagram After Schooling Him on the Court

Joel Embiid Trolls Mo Bamba on Instagram After Schooling Him on the Court

“His skinny ass can’t guard me.”

​The NBA preseason just kicked off on Monday night, and the drama is already getting started.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continued his ​year-long tradition of trash talking his opponents. His first target of the preseason was​ fifth-overall pick Mo Bamba of the Orlando Magic, who guarded Embiid for the majority of the game. The 76ers star took to Instagram to take a shot at Bamba, saying he couldn’t guard him.

 

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Like my ninja MO… His skinny ass can’t guard me @therealmobamba

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The caption reads: “Like my ninja MO… His skinny ass can’t guard me @therealmobamba”

The rookie would show he was no pushover, where he took a shot at Embiid in an Instagram post of his own, showing himself taking on the Philadelphia center in the paint.

 

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“Welcome to the ******* League Mo.” 🗣😏

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​​”‘Welcome to the ******* League Mo.’ ,” writes Bamba.

The rookie learned something on Monday night, and that’s the social media warrior in Embiid does not back down from a fight. Embiid commented on Bamba’s post, saying he would have fouled him out if he played longer in the game.

“Bruh that’s a block, layup … whatever that is,” writes Embiid. “You were bbq chicken on the post tonight. You had 4 fouls in 8 mins young fella. I would’ve fouled you out in 10. That’s a welcome to the f league. Gotta learn to guard without fouling. All love haha.”

It appears to be friendly jabbing between both NBA big men. Embiid did have the last laugh on the stat sheet, however, as he recorded 21 points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes, as compared to Bamba’s 12 points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.

As we know in the NBA, the drama garners a larger audience. Make no mistake about it, there will be plenty of viewers on Oct. 20 once the 76ers and Magic meet again in the regular season.

This article first appeared on 12up.

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