Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has not forgotten about those who doubted the Sixers before this season. The roster was loaded with talent, but some didn't think they were quite ready to make noise in the East.
When Vegas pegged the team's over/under at 42.5 wins, a number of critics voiced their opinion that Philly would fall short of the mark. Earlier this week, Embiid went back and liked some of the critical tweets. One of those tweets came from Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd, who in an October monologue implored listeners to take the under.
Take the UNDER 40 wins for the Philadelphia 76ers this season pic.twitter.com/PK29Ayx9aM— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 5, 2017
Embiid sent another social-media callout to Cowherd on Wednesday night after the 76ers cruised past Memphis to claim their 40th win of the season. Embiid referred to the popular talk-show host as "Colin Coward."
Cowherd had previously agreed to wear a Philly jersey and admit he was wrong on his show if the Sixers eclipsed 40 wins.
Deal 💰— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 6, 2017
Cowherd responded to the bet on Twitter, where he has admitted defeat...sort of. Mostly, he's just been sarcastic.
Looking everywhere in LA for Sixers jersey. Can’t find one. So frustrating. Really wanted to pay off the bet. Well, maybe next time.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) March 22, 2018
The Lakers have FIVE World Championships since 2000. Lebron has THREE World Championships since 2012. Oh, congrats on the Sixers winning 40 games. #goodmorning— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) March 22, 2018
In honor of “The Process” I’m going to wait five years before putting on a Sixers jersey.😂— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) March 22, 2018
Expect to hear more from JoJo. The man is a treasure.