Joel Embiid Is Already Trying to Recruit Kevin Durant to Join the 76ers

Joel Embiid started trying to recruit Kevin Durant into the 76ers as soon as the Thunder lost to the Warriors.

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It hasn't even been 24 hours since the Thunder lost Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals—blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Warriors and giving Lil B yet another year to gloat—and yet, people are already wondering where Kevin Durant is going to land in July once he becomes a free agent. As bad as things might seem in Oklahoma City right now, they could actually get much worse in the near future if KD opts to leave town via free agency. 

There are a lot of teams expected to make a pitch to the seven-time All-Star this summer, including the SpursRocketsCeltics, and, of course, Thunder. And very late Monday night, as KD's team was likely still in mourning following their Game 7 loss, 76ers center Joel Embiid—who, by the way, still hasn't played in a single regular-season game for the Sixers due to injury—made a two-tweet pitch to KD in an attempt to get him to leave the only franchise he's ever known in order to join one of the league's most consistently crappy teams:

The latter tweet is a reference to this. We're guessing "almost" is a relative term:

Anyway, Embiid wasn't the only NBA player vulture trying to pick at Durant before the Thunder's body was even cold. Here's a tweet from Boston guard Isaiah Thomas that was quickly deleted:

Also, in case you're wondering, it's not technically tampering if a player does it.

Cross your fingers, OKC fans, because over the next month, you're likely going to be seeing a lot of this. Albeit in a far more persuasive form that includes massive dollar figures instead of vague messages and emojis. And even if the team retains Durant, this is something that Thunder fans will likely have to go through next summer as well. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

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