If you dish it out, you better be able to take it.
That's the life lesson Joel Embiid will be forced to endure after the Sixers' star center has frequently opted to troll his opponents on social media after a big performance.
Portland's Jusuf Nurkic finished Thursday's 114-110 win over the Sixers with 21 points and 12 rebounds (see game recap). Nurkic got the best of Embiid later in the game as the Blazers rallied from a double-digit deficit, and wasn't shy about sharing his feelings on his counterpart after the final buzzer.
"He tries to be more famous than a player… He's a skill player who is getting tired, it looks like..." @bosnianbeast27 on @JoelEmbiid #ripcity pic.twitter.com/65BHN7jFbg
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) December 29, 2017
"He tries to be more famous than a player," Nurkic said of Embiid, who had 29 points and nine boards.
"I respect him. He's a good player. He's not about tough. He's a skill player, who is getting tired it looks like. When you play defense on him and play offense on him and attack him, he gets tired more."
It's funny how we don't remember Nurkic tossing out any of those criticisms when Embiid racked up 28 points and 12 rebounds in the Sixers' 101-81 victory over the Blazers at the Wells Fargo Center back on Nov. 22.
But when you win, you get to say what you want.