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.
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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.”