The Sixers believed this was imagined to be the 12 months that all the pieces got here collectively and so they lastly grew to become contenders to, on the very least, win the convention. Joel Embiid had lastly gotten a style of playoff expertise, Ben Simmons was not a rookie anymore, and the entrance workplace made some win-now strikes in buying and selling for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. LeBron James was out of the East. The Celtics have been struggling. For a workforce like Philly, the celebs seemed to be aligning completely.
Sadly, that didn’t fairly work out. Whereas they wished to advance to the Japanese Convention Finals and possibly even the NBA Finals, a miracle Kawhi Leonard shot despatched them house sooner than deliberate.
For Embiid, it was an excessive disappointment. The large man cried after Leonard’s shot went in, to the purpose that he was consoled by Raptors heart Marc Gasol. Now that he’s had a while to mirror, Embiid has a extra optimistic method. He made a submit on Twitter guaranteeing that he and the Sixers will come again stronger subsequent season.
Past that, Embiid determined it was time to alter up his profile image.