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The Gastroenteritis Blues: (82) EMERGENCY POD Simmons Doesn’t Want to Play with Embiid Anymore and Joel Has Some Thoughts

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On today’s emergency episode of The Gastroenteritis Blues, Emily, Dan and Steve discuss the latest drama in the Ben Simmons saga, which has now ensnared Sixers star Joel Embiid. Responding first to a report from The Athletic which stated that Simmons, specifically, no longer wants to play with Embiid, Joel spoke at length today to the media. Read his full comments here. The hosts read Embiid’s response word-for-word, responding to each segment along the way. What did they think of Joel invoking the Jimmy Butler departure? Or Joel’s classification of Ben’s actions as “disrespectful”?

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