Joel Embiid has publicly denied a report that there has been an escalating rift between he and Ben Simmons.
Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today reported on Tuesday that "the issue was deeper than one play, one game, one series." Zillgitt's report suggests that the Philadelphia 76ers have essentially been forced to choose between Embiid and Simmons.
Embiid recently signed a four-year, $196 million extension with the 76ers while Simmons is publicly on the trade block.
Sources “Trust me bro”!! Stop using my name to push people’s agendas. I love and hate drama. I love playing with Ben. Stats don’t lie. He’s an amazing player and we all didn’t get the job done. It’s on me personally. I hope everyone is back cuz we know we’re good enough to win https://t.co/1kq9VI9byE— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) September 1, 2021