Joel Embiid has made noise with his mouth and social media presence.
Wizards guard Bradley Beal is one of them.
"JoJo is my boy. I like JoJo. We have the same trainer and work out in the summers," Beal said Monday to NBC Sports Washington. "That was crazy. That was really crazy. He was letting his feelings be known."
The Sixers travel to the Wizards for their season opener Wednesday night. While Beal said he likes Embiid's trash talking because it "keeps guys competitive," he added that his friend better not try it against his team.
"When he plays us, we're going to try to shut him down as best as we can," Beal said. "We aren't trying to hear none of that talking and I'm gonna let him know about it, too."
Embiid joked that he's the social media king.
"To me," he said, "it's all fun."
The fun shifts to the court Wednesday night.
We'll have to see if the trash talk follows.