Colin Cowherd was worried about Sixers fans blowing up his Twitter account.
Really, his chief concern should have been Joel Embiid.
"The minute that game's over," Cowherd said, "my Twitter account's going to literally be in flames."
Embiid, a social media virtuoso, made certain Cowherd's nightmare came true.
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You see, the Sixers on Wednesday night won their 40th game of the season by blasting the 19-win Grizzlies, 119-105, at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).
Prior to the season's start, Cowherd, a host of the FS1 show "The Herd," lambasted the thought of Brett Brown's team achieving such a feat.
So a little wager was made:
Hey @ColinCowherd, it's time to pay up...
"If this team wins 40 games you wear a @sixers jersey & say you were wrong on your show." - @DrewEvo
It's time for you to #TrustTheProcess... 😂#Sixers #NBA #HereTheyCome @TheHerd pic.twitter.com/CtontEzq6l— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) March 22, 2018
Good luck to the @sixers tonight. One away from their 40th W of the season... and Colin having to wear a jersey on air. Very excited for this game. pic.twitter.com/v2DoPElB6b— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) March 21, 2018
"You know what I don't like about this, I don't like a couple of pro athletes … suddenly ganging up on me," Cowherd said, joking around. "I'm not a big fan of this."
That's too bad.
Embiid and Simmons felt no sympathy after the victory.
Now, Philly just needs to get the guy his jersey.
Maybe Embiid can sign it for him: "Trust the Process."
Looking everywhere in LA for Sixers jersey. Can't find one. So frustrating. Really wanted to pay off the bet. Well, maybe next time.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) March 22, 2018
I guess the NBA has decided they want the Sixers to win tonight. Whatever.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) March 21, 2018
Meanwhile, these guys have 40 wins ... and they're not done yet.