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76ers star Joel Embiid calls out Panthers QB Cam Newton. Is he ready to switch sports?

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid called out Cam Newton on social media and the two got into a quick exchange.
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid called out Cam Newton on social media and the two got into a quick exchange. AP

OK, so news broke over the weekend that E-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin is a potential bidder to buy the Carolina Panthers. Rubin, among other holdings, owns a piece of the Philadelphia 76ers’ NBA team.

So 76ers star Joel Embiid, as outspoken and as a fun-loving an NBA player since Shaquille O’Neal, got wind of the news. And Embiid, who says he’s a big fan of Rubin’s, made sure to let Panthers QB Cam Newton know that he was ready to sign up to be the 7-foot, 260-pound wide receiver Newton always wanted.

And, at least, we think Embiid was joking when he took to social media to call out the Panthers QB 1.

Newton -- who has scrubbed his 4-million-follower-strong Instragram account clean of all posts -- quickly clapped back on Twitter, using the hieroglyphics he’s become known for, saying, the Panthers “always can get better.”

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