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Joel Embiid’s Instagram post about being “babied” was ill-advised and immature.

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Memo to Joel Embiid: Shut up. No, not your mouth …. your thumbs.

Really? An Instragram post with the F-work in it? You are complaining that the Sixers are babying you? And rather than acting like a professional about it, rather than heeding the advice that your parents gave you and thinking through every decision you make, you pull a stunt like this on social media?

Might make perfect sense to you, young man. But there is a reason why those who are not of your generation shake their heads at your generation.

Once upon a time, a professional basketball player who had a beef with the way his team was handling a situation would vent his frustrations behind closed doors, so the world would not know about it.

It is called the prudent thing to do.

Maybe you should Google that.

Because your juvenile Instagram post about being “babied” is now the dominant storyline surrounding your team, which until Monday evening was the feel-good story of the entire basketball universe. Y’all hadn’t lost in over a month, and only once at home since Christmas. Your lineup is loaded — even with you on the shelf with a fractured eye socket, which is a bit more serious than a twisted ankle, OK?

And now look what you’ve done.

Your temper tantrum via your precious smartphone has provided Instant Instagram validation to the widely held belief that the Sixers are too young and too inexperienced to be considered too seriously as a viable Eastern Conference representative in this June’s NBA Finals.

Were you not listening when you were told ad infinitum (you studied Latin, one would presume) to be very, very careful about what you post on social media, because it …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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