SIXERS JOEL THE TRO-EL AND THE PHONY OUTRAGE OVER A TWEET!

By Peter Gleason

It’s now officially the silly season in Sixers-land.

As the Miami Heat are riding Jimmy Butler’s game 6 47 points into a Sunday night home date with the Celtics for a spot in the NBA Finals, we are shocked, shocked that Joel Embiid is a troll.

Or a Troel, as he calls himself on Twitter.

The latest example is Marcus Hayes of the Inky, whose phony outrage was matched only by the idiotic Howard Eskin.

Here’s what Hayes wrote:

Joel Embiid diminished two years of consistent maturation Wednesday night when he intimated that he’d like to join former teammate Jimmy Butler in Miami. As the Heat were losing Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, he tweeted:

“Miami needs another star.”

Embiid later tweeted, “Y’all stupid“ in response to the inevitable, explosive reaction, but we’d have to be stupid to think he didn’t understand that his original tweet was not incendiary. Accept no other explanation for this tweet. Embiid knew exactly what he was doing.

Embiid is smart to begin with, but his social media IQ is Mensa-grade. If you could win a Pulitzer for trolling, he’d be the John Updike of Instagram.

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