Joel Embiid backs up Andre Drummond trolling, dubs self 'James Harden of the bigs'

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5294/" data-ylk="slk:Joel Embiid">Joel Embiid</a> (21) drives to the basket past <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5015/" data-ylk="slk:Andre Drummond">Andre Drummond</a>. (AP)
Joel Embiid (21) drives to the basket past Andre Drummond. (AP)

Trash talk is only effective if you can back it up.

So kudos to Joel Embiid, who followed up weeks-old simmering trolling of Andre Drummond to get the best of him on Saturday night in a 108-103 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Not only did Embiid (25 points, 10 rebounds) best Drummond (14 points, 11 rebounds) in the box score and win column, but he managed to foul Drummond out and taunt him on the way out the door.


Embiid talked about his trolling strategy with NBATV after the game, explaining that he uses social media to get under the skin of his opponents so they’ll play “extra-aggressive” and pick up fouls. He also dubbed himself “The James Harden of the bigs.”


With this kind of success, as long as he stays healthy, it appears that we’ll have a lot more trolling from Embiid to look forward to.

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