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Joel Embiid has incredible explanation for viral Ben Simmons tweet

Joel Embiid during a game

Joel Embiid made his feelings clear about Thursday’s Ben Simmons trade by posting a savage meme to Twitter after the news came out. Or perhaps he was just posting a picture he liked.

After Friday’s win over Oklahoma City, Embiid was asked about the tweet he sent Thursday after the Sixers traded Simmons for James Harden, which clearly conveyed Embiid’s happiness at seeing Simmons go. Embiid wouldn’t acknowledge the meme or its meaning, though. Instead, he gave the hilarious explanation that he’d simply seen a picture of a guy with swag that he wanted to share with his followers.

The guy’s display name says “Troel Embiid” for a reason, folks.

Embiid has been far less subtle about his feelings toward Simmons in the past. The star center made it perfectly clear he wanted to see Simmons either play or leave for good. Now that the latter has happened, he can express his happiness — apparently by posting pictures of cool-looking guys on social media.

Photo: Jan 6, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) looks on during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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