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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Joel Embiid burned by tape delay on his draft reaction (Video)

First impressions are everything and, in the case of Joel Embiid, everyone is going to always think that the former Kansas center did not want to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.

When ESPN flashed to Embiid for his reaction to being drafted third overall by Philly Thursday, Embiid gave his best McKayla Maroney not impressed face.

Joel Embiid Sixers draft

The problem is ESPN was showing how he looked prior to being drafted. Yes, he actually had a smile on his face when he was drafted, as tape delay showed:

Joel Embiid draft

In an effort to straighten out public perception, the Sixers tweeted this:

Likely story, Philly. We all know that Embiid really just wanted to go to Boston or the Lakers instead. Even he tried to clear things up too though:

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