Star players have become key in NBA free agency. As we saw with LeBron James and “The Decision”, players want to head to teams with established stars where they can win championships. That doesn’t quite describe the tanking Philadelphia 76ers, who have rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams, and a few other middling NBA players, as well as Nerlens Noel who is yet to play for the Sixers due to injury. Odds are that LeBron won’t decide to make a move to Philly, but don’t blame new Sixers center draftee Joel Embiid. He gave courtship a shot on Twitter today.
@KingJames hey bro hope you’re having a good day…… Want to join us in philly?? Peace
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 1, 2014
It sounds like James may wind up back in Miami. If he does the unthinkable and goes to Philadelphia, Embiid should be given a key to the city before he ever plays a game.