Joel Embiid’s tweets about Celtics-Heat Game 5 cause NBA Twitter commotion

Like many NBA fans, Joel Embiid had some opinions about Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals and decided to tweet them.

Unlike many NBA fans, Embiid has two million Twitter followers.

When the Philadelphia 76ers star tweeted the following Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics grabbed a double-digit second-half lead over the Miami Heat, people took notice.

Embiid doubled down minutes later, noting the Celtics have “too many guns” for the Heat to match.

It’s a fair point from Embiid: The Heat was a trainwreck offensively, shooting a season-low 31.9 percent from the floor and missing a franchise-record 38 3-pointers (7 for 45) in a 93-80 loss. No Heat player scored more than 20 points (Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler led by 18 and 15, respectively), while the Celtics got a combined 47 points from young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and 16 from Al Horford and 14 from Derrick White.

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But NBA Twitter couldn’t help but wonder if Embiid was suggesting that he should be the missing piece for Miami.

Not to burst the Heat fans’ bubble, but Embiid was likely just tweeting his observations — and perhaps going through a catharsis after the Heat dispatched his sixers in the previous round. Embiid also attempted to put out the fire he had caused.

Embiid’s live tweet sporting events are nothing new – check his feed during Real Madrid matches — and he has no problem saying what he thinks, even if wild trading speculation is the result.

If the Celtics can end the Heat in Game 6 at the TD Garden on Friday night, his take on Miami will come true.







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