Embiid and Simmons have been standout performers for the Philadelphia 76ers.
But, according to NBA specialist Chris Broussard, their significant prowess even now would not be plenty of to see off the Celtic’s in a playoff showdown.
He told US outlet FS1: “I have explained Embiid and Simmons could be the next Shaq-Penny…
“But there is totally, positively, no way the Philadelphia 76ers, this year, can defeat the Boston Celtics in a playoff series.
“If Kyrie plays, Philly loses. If Kyrie sits, Philly loses.”
Embiid bagged 37 factors and notched 14 rebounds to direct the 76ers to a shock 143-120 victory about the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Nonetheless, the 76ers then slumped to a 112-119 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday night time.
The humbling was their 21st defeat of the campaign.
Embiid was raging about a range of dubious phone calls NBA officials manufactured throughout the clash.
After the sport he manufactured his ideas acknowledged in a terse expletive-laden outburst.
“The referee’s f***ing suck,” Embiid declared in advance of leaving the write-up-match push convention.
Embiid’s rant was in response to him not obtaining a contact late in regulation time.
The Sixers have underwhelmed towards the Celtics in all 3 of their encounters this phrase.
They will lock horns with Brad Stevens’ facet yet again on March 20.
Sixers mentor Brett Brown insists he’s not concerned though.
“No. Not even close,” he discussed.
“We’ve bought a full new workforce. We’ve been with just about every other for a moment.
“I don’t even imagine about that at all – I’m psyched to perform these guys.”