Could Joel Embiid be thinking about reuniting with former teammate Jimmy Butler?
On Monday night, Butler crushed the Milwaukee Bucks in game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals by scoring a career-high 40 points in the Heat’s win.
The Heat steal Game 1! 😮
Jimmy Butler: 40 Pts | 13-20 FG | 12-13 FT
Goran Dragic: 27 Pts | 9-15 FG | 7-7 FT pic.twitter.com/RCPuq1UBVh
— ESPN (@espn) September 1, 2020
During the game, Embiid showed Butler some love on Twitter in a series of tweets which included one where he cryptically posted “If.”
— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? (@JoelEmbiid) September 1, 2020
Sixers fans weren’t happy about Embiid’s tweets considering the team’s disappointing season after letting Butler go this past offseason.
Embiid is openly campaigning to have Elton Brand fired and I support him 100%. https://t.co/NqMAZjFy48
— Lyle (@WalkWithLyle) September 1, 2020
Joel Embiid has and will continue to be pro Jimmy Butler, and keeping Jimmy Butler would have meant no Ben Simmons; because there’s no way in hell Ben would have re-signed if Jimmy was still here.
Not sure if Joel knows how it comes off. https://t.co/a0I0EhbOjk
— Brian Jacobs – The Painted Lines (@BrianMikeJacobs) September 1, 2020
We've reached the "Embiid not subtly tweeting about Butler playing well" part of the Sixers offseason, it seems.
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) September 1, 2020
76ers fans when they saw Embiid’s tweet…. pic.twitter.com/boP3zaojQ9
— OrangeCat (@helltreeman) September 1, 2020