The 76ers are bringing together a pair of players known for disliking one another.
On Tuesday, it was reported Philadelphia had signed center Andre Drummond to a one-year deal, uniting him with rival Joel Embiid.
This feud between the two talented big men dates back several years to Oct. 23, 2017, when Embiid said that Drummond doesn’t play any defense, a remark Drummond responded to on Twitter. The two continued a back-and-forth for a while, with Drummond saying that Embiid couldn’t play back-to-back games and Embiid saying that he owns “a lot of real estate in [Andre Drummond’s] head” and that he was “on my way to build more.”
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While neither has commented publicly yet about how the rivalry between the two players will look since Drummond reportedly joined the 76ers, Twitter users were quick to jump on the pairing.
Check out what they had to say:
Lowest FT% by an active player:
1. Andre Drummond (47.0%)
8. Ben Simmons (59.7%)
Joel Embiid is gonna be able to build more real estate with those bricks. pic.twitter.com/WwOAJL8CBe
— StatMuse (@statmuse) August 3, 2021
The Sixers: “We made a move!”
Joel Embiid: “ Ah, you finally traded Ben. Nice!”
The Sixers: “No, we signed Andre Drummond.”
Joel Embiid: pic.twitter.com/52wi1aTeis
— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) August 3, 2021
Can I just be in the room when #Sixers Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond meet for the first time?
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) August 3, 2021
Wow. Joel Embiid and Andre Drummond beat LeBron and Bronny to the distinction of being the first father and son to play together. https://t.co/KB1Cit5d5k
— Marvin Graye (@johnwintertweet) August 3, 2021