- Who won the week off the floor in the NBA? This week's social highlights feature the NBA Draft Lottery, Joel Embiid, Metta World Peace and more.
Welcome back to The Crossover’s weekly social media power rankings, where we determine who won the week off the court. This week, Joel Embiid returns to prominence at the draft lottery, Shaq destroys in pickup, and Metta World Peace makes more purchases from the NBA Store. We’ll rank performances from best to worst. Here’s how the week shook out:
1. Joel Embiid
Oh yeah, you’re damn right Embiid is back. Just when we’d begun to miss him, the draft lottery pushed him back into the spotlight. And, boy, did he deliver. The nods, the confused looks, the gold shoes, the goddamn Shirley Temple he had with him! Wow.
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This wasn’t even a barbecue chicken alert. This was like a succulent, juicy, slow-roasted piece of chicken glazed with homemade BBQ sauce alert. Straight-up ended this dude in pickup. I’d be surprised if he kept playing.
Oh yeah, and look at this face:
3. Paul Pierce
And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick😂👌🏾🙏🔥— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 17, 2017
I supposed you did, Paul.
4. Mike Brown
5. Metta World Peace
Imagine he’s been buying copious amounts of Kobe Bryant shirseys.
6. LeBron James
This is the best meme ever and LeBron is to thank for this particular video.
7. Gregg Popovich
Pop is asked if he saw SNL last night: "No. I was on my third dinner. I'm in San Francisco."— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 14, 2017
8. Ben Simmons
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Good Lord, Ben Simmons was massive as a baby.
9. Brandon Jennings
Good on Brandon and Smush (Fordham legend) for getting out there and hooping with the people. I’m sure it must have been fun to play with those dudes.
10. Tim Duncan