Daryl Morey is taking issue with the Boston sports media.
After Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid, a leading candidate for NBA MVP this season, didn’t earn a nod as a starter for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game, the Sixers’ president quickly pointed blame in another direction.
Morey joined Philly sports radio host Anthony Gargano Friday morning on 97.5 The Fanatic and, without hesitation, the 76ers president took aim at Boston media for keeping Embiid off the All-Star starting lineup.
Daryl Morey blames Joel Embiid's All-Star starter snub on the "shameless Boston media." Courtesy of @975middays pic.twitter.com/fok22T5rLA
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 27, 2023
“Joel Embiid completely hosed once again,” Morey said. “This time, to your point, the perpetrators of the crime were the shameless media, who most of them have recused themselves because they don’t wanna vote on something that affects players’ paychecks.”
“But the shameless Boston media is way over-represented,” Morey continued. “They haven’t recused themselves and they shoved Joel low enough so that he’s not an All-Star starter. It’s crazy.”
Both Embiid and Jayson Tatum were very well deserving of being in the All-Star starting lineup, but only Tatum received a nod for the Eastern Conference, along with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The NBA world had plenty to say about Morey’s latest comments, which shouldn’t come as a surprise.
He’s not wrong. https://t.co/2EDbr5BW21
— Harrison Grimm (@Harrison_Grimm) January 27, 2023
Somebody was getting “hosed”
Not sure how many people are surprised by how the chips fell, just disappointed (and rightfully so). https://t.co/WidwD01fnK
— Zach Ciavolella (Cha-vo-lel-la) (@zciavo) January 27, 2023
Wait until Daryl Morey finds out that the voting results are available on this thing called the internet and it was actually the fan vote that kept Embiid out. Crying generally helps tho 👌🏻 https://t.co/Ms5uPLYBAt
— 🤕 (@SureThing_pal) January 27, 2023
Morey should worry about getting past the EC Semis for once w Embiid, before he starts talking about Boston
— KingintheCave.s◎l 🏄🦣 (@J_May111) January 28, 2023
Why are we surprised? Philly gets no respect outside of the region in any sport
— rollingthunder (@thunderdam13) January 27, 2023
He was hosed by the fan vote. The numbers are out there.
— Andrew (@AndrewRiffe1) January 27, 2023
He’s complaining about the first place team that just made the finals’ best player, instead of KD who’s been out a month, or Giannis having a down year?
— robert williams (@BDKANE24) January 27, 2023
The People did not vote for him and y’all mad…”hosed again” cry me a river…
— Shane Falco (@MrMartnz14) January 27, 2023
The media literally picked him. Take it up with the fans. pic.twitter.com/ecE6IKXUY2
— jamberg (@jamberg_) January 27, 2023
Obviously Joel deserves to be a starter, but then who do you remove?
— Sean Rochester (@SRochesterNBA) January 27, 2023