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Jazz Players React To Viral NBA Fight

Oct 31, 2019, 12:17 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves v Philadelphia 76ers...
Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers fights with Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on October 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Wolves 117-95. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NBA Twitter went crazy after Sixers center Joel Embiid and Wolves big man Karl Anthony-Towns got into a tussle Wednesday and their subsequent social media thereafter.

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert joined in on the Twitter festivities just under a week before 76ers visit Salt Lake City.

Mitchell’s words were short and to the point after seeing the two big men push, shove and wrestle each other before they were both tossed from the Sixers 117-95 victory.

The timing of the tweet was several hours after the fight in Philly, which could mean that he was actually reacting to Towns and Embiid going after each other on social media.

Rudy Gobert’s GIF of a man getting comfortable and eating popcorn was classic, showing how everyone felt after seeing the two All-Stars go back on forth on Twitter and Instagram.

Let’s just say that most of their written exchanges are not suitable for this website.

Embiid started the war of words but then Towns went after Embiid with some colorful language and posted a picture of Embiid crying after losing to the NBA champion Toronto Raptors in the 2nd round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Embiid retorted that Towns has never been as far as he’s been in the playoffs.

He then wrote that Towns is a wimp (for a lack of a better word) and that’s the reason he was treated poorly by an unknown person (which is probably forward Jimmy Butler who played with both guys). Embiid ended the tweet by writing “I own you.”

Embiid @ Gobert

Embiid has talked trash about Gobert on and off the court.  Just last season, Embiid said “Oh, I love playing against guys like him. Defensive Player of the Year, I guess.” and “I should have gotten that title.”

But unlike Towns, Gobert refused to go after Embiid for shedding tears about the loss.  Gobert tweeted that “Only losers think that crying is a sign of weakness… only shows how much of a competitor and winner you are!”

It will be fun to see these two giants battle it out on the court. If fans are lucky, maybe they could give us treat after the game on social media.

The 76ers come to Utah on November 6. The game is set to tip-off at 7:00 p.m.

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