Joel Embiid Responds To Jimmy Butler's Invite To Join Miami Heat After 'Villain' IG Post

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NBA 2019-20: Jimmy Butler, who is Joel Embiid’s former teammate, replied to Embiid's Instagram post about being booed by the Philadelphia 76ers fans at home.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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On Sunday night, Sixers fans booed Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid at home. In what looks like a response to the booing, Joel Embiid posted on Instagram, saying that one either dies as a hero or live long enough to see themselves become a villain. In his social media post, he added a hashtag that said ‘The Process’. The 76ers had defeated the Bulls 118-111.

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"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” #TheProcess

A post shared by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on

Jimmy Butler, who is Joel Embiid’s former teammate, replied on his post saying that he knows a place where villains are welcome. Embiid replied to Butler, letting him he know that he was right. Jimmy Butler had joined the Miami Heat this season.

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 76ers did not give Jimmy Butler the 5-year max salary he demanded. Now with the Heat, Butler is booed every time two teams play against each other. Joel Embiid was always vocal about being unhappy with Butler’s decision. Jimmy Butler’s reply could hint at Embiid joining the Heat. Joel Embiid, who has expressed his frustration with the team’s performance this year, did not shut down Butler’s suggestion. Embiid took to Twitter after the interaction, posting a photo of himself and adding that he was made to play with the hashtag that said ‘All love’.

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