NBA Twitter Erupts After Joel Embiid Trolls Mo Bamba Post 50 Point Performance vs Magic: “This Looks Like a MyCareer Tweet”

Published 01/20/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Dec 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts toward the official during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

On 19th January 2022, the Orlando Magic paid a visit to the Wells Fargo Center in a face-off against the Philadelphia 76ers. With a 50 point performance, 76ers’ star Joel Embiid propelled his team to a win against the Magic led by fellow center Mo Bamba.

Post his exciting performance, Embiid took to Twitter with a roast directed at the Magic center. And upon doing so, fans had plenty to say.

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“@TheRealMoBamba couldn’t guard me tonight #HeCookedMeToo #50 #Pushin P,” tweeted Embiid.

Here’s a look at the fan reactions, followed by an analysis of what Embiid and Bamba have done so far this season.

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Fan Reactions to Joel Embiid

50-pieces are a rare occurrence and so it definitely is a reason to celebrate if such a performance results in a win. With that being said, several fans enjoyed Embiid’s confidence in trolling Bamba due to his domination on the court.

Some fans backed their superstar’s performance with pride while some others showed gratitude to Embiid as it benefitted their fantasy teams.

Despite several fans showing support for the big man, some had hilarious reactions mocking Embiid’s defense on Bamba during the game.

While others simply mocked Embiid for his hilarious tweet.

Either way, Embiid meant no harm to Bamba with his tweet. After all, the two of them are friends and have even trained together with the same trainer during the offseason in 2018.

 

Embiid vs Bamba Head-To-Head Battle

While Joel Embiid has been a force in the league for quite some time, Mo Bamba seems to be slowly making a name for himself over the years with constant improvement.

This year Embiid has been leading the 76ers to success in the absence of co-star Ben Simmons. With dominating performances alongside Tobias Harris, the team hopes that the ‘Process’ will finally be fruitful.

Nov 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Bamba, on the other hand, has been slowly showing improvement over the years. Currently, the second choice center behind Wendell Carter Jr., the big man proved to his team’s front office that he can step up when the time comes. This only adds confidence to a franchise that’s been in rebuilding mode for quite some time now.

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2021-22 NBA Regular Season Averages of Joel Embiid and Mo Bamba (valid as of 20th Jan 2022)

Clearly, Embiid seems to have emerged as the better player among the two. However, Mamba has shown that he is a solid shot blocker. He is tied with Jaren Jackson Jr. for 3rd place in the average number of blocks per game.

The Sixers now reside in 5th place in the East, while the Magic have a lot of work to do if they are to even mount a challenge for playoff contention. However, only time will dictate the future of the two franchises.

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Do you think Mo Bamba will become a star in the league based on his most recent performance against Embiid? Let us know in the comments below.

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