Chris Mannix slams 76ers’ Daryl Morey for Joel Embiid ‘pandering’

Chris Mannix eviscerated Daryl Morey for “pandering” about Joel Embiid not being an All-Star starter.

Mannix, a reporter for Sports activities Illustrated and TV analyst for NBC Sports activities Boston, was showing on the latter and fired off a vicious rant directed on the 76ers president of basketball operations. Final week, Morey blamed the “shameless” Boston media for blocking Embiid’s accolades.

“Initially it’s pandering, clearly,” Mannix started. “He’s on an area radio station, doing his factor … He’s additionally mistaken. The media voted Joel Embiid No. 3. Which means he was voted a starter, by the media. The gamers voted him No. 3. The followers voted him No. 4. So, possibly Daryl, you must go to your advertising and marketing division and say, ‘How is it that Philadelphia, inhabitants 1.5 million, was outvoted by Milwaukee, inhabitants 500,000?’

“He’s speaking, most likely, about somebody like me, who by the best way voted Joel Embiid a starter over Giannis Antetokounmpo, or he’s speaking about Invoice Simmons, or Ryen Russillo.”

Embiid is averaging 33.8 factors and 10.0 rebounds per recreation this season.

Russillo responded to this clip, saying that he, Invoice Simmons and Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer all voted for Embiid.

Mannix continued his rant, harping on the phrase “shameless” — and turning it round on Morey within the govt’s job mobility in leaving the Rockets and in the end touchdown with the Sixers.

Daryl Morey ripped the ‘shameless’ Boston media for allegedly costing Joel Embiid a spot as an NBA All-Star starter.
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“Right here’s what somebody may take into account shameless,” Mannix stated. “How about for those who’re an govt of a group that you just construct up in a somewhat-contender manner, after which when that group is on fireplace and burnt right down to the bottom, you allow, say you’re gonna take a while off, after which weeks later you reemerge with a contender. Some may say that is shameless.”