Joel Embiid takes to Twitter to remind Sixers fans they have to be better

The passionate fanbase of the Philadelphia 76ers gets criticized for being a bit too critical. The fans boo when the team is not playing up to their standards and they also get upset very easily if things do not go their way.

Veteran Danny Green already called the fan base out after one season with the team in defense of Ben Simmons, who has borne the brunt of their wrath. Green wants the fan base to uplift Simmons rather than give him grief for his poor playoff performances.

After Simmons told the franchise he wants out, there has been more criticism from the fan base thrown his way, and now Joel Embiid took to Twitter to tell the fans they need to be better.

Embiid is referring to the time he shushed the crowd when he was getting booed for poor play in the 2019-20 season. He wanted the fan base to be behind him when he was having a tough time adjusting to the new roster they had at the moment.

The big fella has a point to a certain extent. The fans in Philadelphia are passionate, demanding, and expect nothing less than 100% effort every night. When it comes to the Simmons situation, they just wanted to see some type of improvement, any improvement, and he just could not deliver.

While Simmons is a talented player, top 30 in the league at the very least, the offensive shortcomings have been an all too familiar sign for the team to continue anymore. Wherever he goes next, he will have to continue working on that jumper and at least begin to shoot some to really take the next step in the league.

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