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Joel Embiid shades Ben Simmons over shooting ability

Vincent Frank
NBA All-Defensive Team, 2020-21
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Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are going up against one another in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game Sunday night.

In the midst of a drama-filled season in Philly, it will be interesting to see what happens when Embiid guards Simmons and vice versa. According to Embiid, he’s simply going to make Simmons shoot the ball.

Simmons’ inability to shoot from the outside has been a major point of contention for Philadelphia heading into the unofficial second half of the season. Heck, head coach Brett Brown has called him out on it. Embiid is now taking a shot at Simmons’ expense.

Meanwhile, Turner Sports personality Charles Barkley played right into it ahead of the game Sunday night.

Just ouch.