Jimmy Butler replied to Joel Embiid’s cryptic social media post on Monday evening.
Embiid posted a photo of himself silencing the crowd in Philadelphia after hitting a key three-pointer with the quote “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” as the caption.
Butler and Embiid were teammates last season.
Butler replied “I know a place where villains are welcome.” Butler presumably was referencing the possibility of Embiid joining the Miami Heat. Embiid cannot become a free agent until 2023 and the Heat almost certainly don’t have enough assets to trade for him relative to what rival teams could offer.