Joel Embiid is doing his party during the Coronavirus Pandemic, donating money for COVID-19 medical aid and to Sixers staffers not getting paid during these tumultuous times. However, a number of people are wondering if the star player is opening his wallets, what’s the team owner doing?
As for Embiid, he’s donating $500,000 for medical COVID-19 relief, and is pitching in for team staff who have to take a pay cut.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, 76er’s employees are getting squeezed to take a 20% pay cut due to the NBA’s suspension.
Joel Embiid just donated 1.4% of his net worth.— Josh Lyons (@TheLyons_Den) March 24, 2020
The equivalent of 0.013% of Josh Harris' net worth.
our king ($35m) stepping up to do what josh harris ($3.7b), david blitzer ($1.3b), and michael rubin ($2.9b) are refusing to. thank you, joel. https://t.co/g367UzR8mW— Zainab Javed (@zrjaved) March 24, 2020
This is a great job by @JoelEmbiid . While #Sixers owner Josh Harris is taking back from his employees Embiid is putting in and is helping team employees. Great job Jo Jo. @SportsRadioWIP https://t.co/yick47oP8R— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) March 24, 2020
Tired: becoming a Flyers fan because the Sixers suck and they were on a wild run— shamus (@shamus_clancy) March 24, 2020
Wired: becoming a Flyers fan to root against the Devils so that Josh Harris can lose money
Imagine letting your franchise player contribute more than you, the OWNER.— Kei (@RealMamaEagle) March 24, 2020
Josh Harris is a shit stain.
Josh Harris will make a fortune off this economic disaster. His Apollo Group will use their billions to acquire distressed companies, strip them and flip them for profit. Forcing Sixer employees to take a pay cut is par for their typical filth— Charxey (@SnowmanEmbiid) March 24, 2020
Sell the team to Embiid, you bitch
Josh Harris really is a scumbag man, Joel shouldve never been put in this situation to begin with https://t.co/ZEYh45dJuK— Hoops Reference (@HoopsReference) March 24, 2020
The NBA is closed for two weeks and Josh Harris needs everybody’s money back, meanwhile he paid Andrew Bynum 17 million to go bowling https://t.co/lz744uvLGD— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) March 24, 2020
Sixers owner Josh Harris does not want anybody to know he is worth approximately $3.7 billion so after hearing the Sixers are reducing staff salaries by 20 percent you should definitely not tell people that Sixers owner Josh Harris is worth approximately $3.7 billion. https://t.co/1sq7KxgFSU— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) March 24, 2020
The outrage of fans tonight on twitter over decision by #Sixers owner Josh Harris to cut salaries makes me proud of fans. According to sources I will tell you blame should be the 2 people named in this tweet. Sources within told me one of owners Michael Rubin outraged by decision https://t.co/2ru77lrRl9— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) March 24, 2020