In a recent installment of “Gil’s Arena,” former NBA player Gilbert Arenas articulated the perspective that Joel Embiid Requires a Russell Westbrook-like teammate embodying the attributes of LA Clippers guard.
“He needs a Westbrook style,” Arenas said of the Philadelphia 76ers star. “He needs a Westbrook. Someone who is gonna demand – like, nah we’re not doing that sh-t. Like he needs that type of personality, because Joel is the type of person that does step up to that type of environment.”
“Hold on. Hold on. Give me the ball,” Arenas said Westbrook told his new Wizards teammates. “Y’all know who the f–k that is? Bradley motherf–king Beal right there. All-Star. All-NBA player. Y’all went up seven times, he didn’t get the ball. Who the f–k do y’all think y’all are? That’s Bradley fu–ing Beal right there. He’s supposed to get the ball all seven times… [Beal] said no one has ever said that sh-t, man.”