Fans React to Andre Drummond Joining 76ers After Joel Embiid's Previous Comments

With Andre Drummond joining the Philadelphia 76ers next season, all eyes will be on how he gets along with his longtime nemesis, 76ers center Joel Embiid.

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Andre Drummond has found his way to the Philadelphia 76ers, which should make for an interesting 2021-2022 season.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Drummond is signing a one-year deal with the team, which is also home to his former nemesis, Joel Embiid.

Free agent C Andre Drummond has agreed to a one-year deal with the 76ers, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021

Given that Embiid and Drummond haven’t seen eye-to-eye, over the years, the move doesn’t seem like the most natural of fits. For context, back in 2017, Embiid told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Drummond “doesn’t play any defense.” After a particularly fierce in-game battle in 2018, Embiid tweeted: “I own a lot of real estate in @andredrummondd head and I’m on my way to build more.”

I own a lot of real estate in @andredrummondd head and I’m on my way to build more 🏘🏘🏘 #Bum #TheProcess

— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 3, 2018

When asked about his rivalry with Drummond last year, Embiid told Bleacher Report, “We never had a problem, it’s basketball. I talk a lot of trash. He does it on social media, I do it in the game.”

It remains to be seen how the two big men will get along in Philadelphia next year. But based on the online reactions to the news, people can’t wait to find out. 

Joel Embiid and Daryl Morey when they show up to Ben Simmons’ house tonight:

— 6 Seasons and a Moving Screen (@NBAGreendale) July 29, 2021

Andre Drummond backing up Joel Embiid is going to be an … interesting thing to watch. The two of them have quite the history with one another.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 3, 2021

Can I just be in the room when #Sixers Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond meet for the first time?

— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) August 3, 2021

Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond are about to go to WAR at practice LMAO

— Mike Korzemba (@mikekorz) August 3, 2021

Andre Drummond is going to do a better job limiting Embiid as his teammate than he did as his opponent lol

— Josh Eberley 🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) August 3, 2021

There it is! 76ers finally get their floor spacer to pair with Embiid and Simmons

— 𝐀𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 (@AaronBenRose) August 3, 2021

embiid terrorizing drummond in practice like:

— buckets (@buckets) August 3, 2021

— K. –– Free Iran (@ThatPersianGuy) August 3, 2021

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