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Joel Embiid finds a way to troll the Golden State Warriors despite loss

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The Golden State Warriors overturned a 24-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday in one of the best games of the season so far.

The young and exciting Sixers gave a good account of themselves and went toe to toe with the defending champions but the experience and quality of their opponents proved to be too much in the second half.

Kevin Durant revealed after the game that they were determined to complete a comeback win to avoid being trolled by 76ers social media king Joel Embiid.

"We wanted to win this game really, really bad. After being down by so much we didn't want to lose to these guys. Especially Joel (Embiid). He would've went straight to Twitter and talked s---," Durant said, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Despite the loss, however, Embiid took to Twitter anyway and found a way to have the last laugh and aim a subtle dig at the Warriors.

'The Process' offered a reflection on Philly's second-half collapse but he couldn't help but take an indirect shot at the Dubs whilst doing so.

He posted: "Now we know what it feels like to blow a big lead.. Gotta stay focused to get the job done. Great learning lesson and I also love playing against Draymond #TheProcess".

Of course, this has been taken as the center referring to Golden State blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

The Warriors avenged that loss by clinically dispatching the Cavs last season so maybe that jibe doesn't carry as much weight as it used to.

But Embiid didn't know what the fuss was about and tried to play it off like a regular tweet.

Even in defeat, the 23-year-old manages to have the last laugh via social media.

Following the game, Draymond Green credited his counterpart for his trash talking ability saying "he doesn’t just talk when he’s winning, he talks the whole game", per Enrico Campitelli Jr. of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

It's a big endorsement from the Defensive Player of the Year as he's considered the biggest trash talker in the league today but he may have finally met his match.

Anyone who chooses to engage in talking smack with the 76ers star must be prepared to do so for an entire game on the floor and afterward on social media but Draymond is likely to leave it at that after securing the win.

Unfortunately for fans, the two teams will not meet again this season so we may have to wait a while for this showdown again.

Topics:
Joel Embiid
Philadelphia 76ers
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division
Draymond Green

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