Big man then deletes the message just hours before the start of the draft.
Joel Embiid Tweets and then deletes, "I'm a Laker." How u. pic.twitter.com/MezaH3VVVY
— RealGM (@RealGM) June 26, 2014
Let the conspiracy theories begin.
In the countdown to one of the most anticipated NBA draft nights in years, Joel Embiid has caused a stir with a simple tweet on his official account which simply said “I’m a Laker”
Now this could be taken one of several ways.
Embiid won;t be in New York for the draft after recently having surgery on a broken bone in his foot, and the tweet might simply be a way to keep his name in the headlines.
However, because of the last-minute surgery most pundits have tipped the top three sides in Cleveland, Milwaukee and Philadelphia to pass over Embiid causing teams from pics 4-7 to start to drawing up scenarios about possibly drafting the injury-prone, but very talented centre
Or finally, this could just be a way for Embiid to send the not so subtle message to the Lakers origination that he would look good in purple and gold.
All will be revealed at the NBA draft tonight start from 7pm local time.