76ers Star Joel Embiid Sends Out Viral Post On X During Celtics-Mavs Game

Joel Embiid sent out a post on X during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
May 14, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla talks with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) after game seven of the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla talks with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) after game seven of the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday evening, the Boston Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 106-99 to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The Celtics now have a commanding 3-0 lead and can end the series in a sweep on Friday evening.

During the middle of the game, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid sent out a post on X that went viral.

His post had over 16,000 likes and 1.5 million impressions in less than one hour.

Embiid wrote: "Did the bucks give them the championship?"

Embiid is referencing the fact that the Milwaukee Bucks traded Jrue Holiday to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the blockbuster deal that landed them All-Star point guard Damian Lillard.

However, the Trail Blazers then turned around and sent Holiday to Boston.

Holiday has been a massive addition to Boston and is a perfect fit next to All-Star forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

The 2021 NBA Champion finished Game 3 with nine points, four rebounds, five assists and one steal while shooting 4/9 from the field and 1/3 from the three-point range in 42 minutes of playing time.

Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after their win against the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after their win against the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

He finished the regular season with averages of 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest while shooting 48.0% from the field and 42.9% from the three-point range in 69 games.

Game 4 of the series will be on Friday evening (also in Dallas, Texas).

The Celtics are on the verge of their first NBA Championship since the 2008 season (16 years ago).


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Ben Stinar is the NBA reporter for Fastbreak on FanNation.