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Joel Embiid to 76ers fans: ‘Support Ben Simmons. He’s still our brother’

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PHILADELPHIA — Star Sixers big man Joel Embiid has had a change of heart. Days after Embiid said he “doesn’t care about” Ben Simmons and that he and his teammates aren’t paid to “babysit,” Embiid implored Sixers fans to rally behind their absent star. “A lot has happened the last few months,” Embiid said to a sold-out crowd of Sixers fans before tipoff against the Nets on Friday. “Support us and our teammate Ben. He’s still our brother.” The message was a stark change of tone for a player who appeared fed up with his teammate’s antics. Simmons has effectively thrown a professional temper tantr…

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