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.
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:
In an effort to straighten out public perception, the Sixers tweeted this:
Tape delay, guys…
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) June 26, 2014
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:
Hello Philly!!!! This is my real "Just got drafted" face. Couldnt be happier to be a 76er!!! pic.twitter.com/asA5nGBRUD
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 27, 2014