Joel Embiid throws shade at Garden crowd, thinks Sixers fans are louder

After the Boston Celtics' 117-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs' second round, Joel Embiid declared that the TD Garden fans didn't bother him, and that Sixers' were actually louder than the most notorious fanbase in all of sports.

Hey Joel, it's all fun and games until someone bursts an eardrum, buddy. Game 2 will now probably be the loudest game of the season, thanks to you. I hope you like role play, because you're going be Evander Holyfield, and the TD Garden is going to go Mike Tyson all over that ass.

By the end of the game, you're going to be looking like Little Nicky's dad.

I'd never admit it in writing to a bunch of my peers on a Celtics' website, but I think that a sliver of Joel's comments here have some accuracy. Not about the noise-o-meter debate between Boston and Philly fans. That's just ludicrous.

But the Garden crowd surely wasn't as rowdy as it had been during the series with the Bucks. Sure, there were a lot of 'rookie' chants because of the Ben Simmons/Jayson Tatum matchup, but the level of intensity just wasn't the same. I mean, there were times against the Bucks when the commentators clearly had to raise their voices to drown out the crowd. There was nothing of the sort in Game 1 versus Philly.

I now expect my T.V. speakers to blow out during Game 2, Garden faithful. I look forward to buying new ones Friday after work. Please do not let me down.

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