Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid don’t like one another … at all. But nobody likes to see two NBA stars feud (right?), so enter Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo was selected as an All-Star captain on Thursday and said he plans to use his draft powers to bring Westbrook and Embiid together on one team.
“It’s all about love — I’m a lover, I’m not a fighter, that’s how it goes, right? — so I’m going to pick Joel Embiid. If I can pick Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook on the same team I’ll do it,” Antetokounmpo told reporters.
In a thrilling 117-115 win for the Thunder over the 76ers last weekend, Embiid and Westbrook had a little dust-up late that carried into the locker rooms after the game.
Russ and Embiid get into it every time they play 🍿 pic.twitter.com/klqbiDR9Ug
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 19, 2019
When asked about why Westbrook was so mad after Embiid fouled him on a fast break, the Philly center answered: “I don’t know why he was mad. I have no idea … but he’s always in his feelings.”
Westbrook, when asked if he and Embiid “were cool,” answered: “F— no.”
Its seems like Antetokounmpo will have his work cut out for him if he manages to get these two on the same roster.