Has Joel Embiid turned heel in Philadelphia?
On Monday, Embiid posted a photo of himself on Instagram quieting the Wells Fargo Center crowd with the quote, "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain," from Harvey Dent in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. 76ers responded one day later by booing him during player introductions prior to tonight's game against the Clippers.
Couple that public interaction with a video which clearly shows him telling the crowd to shut up, and you can see why he isn't in the good graces of Sixers fans. Embiid's new villain persona has been effective in helping him rebound from an extended slump.
Joel Embiid hit the dagger 3 vs CHI & responded to a Philly crowd that booed him earlier in the game with a shush & a STFU. Later claimed that he was just talking to himself & getting back to being a "good asshole." pic.twitter.com/VVTg39hvR6— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 10, 2020
Later in the evening, after the 76ers defeated the Clippers, Embiid took to Twitter to share a photo that was captioned, "BROTHERLY LOVE #MyCity."