The Philadelphia 76ers may have a bigger problem than whether Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons fit together on the court: whether they can get along off of it.

In a piece detailing the latest on the Sixers' coaching search, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote the two stars don't "get along."

While it isn't necessarily a prerequisite to get along with your coworkers, Pompey directly compared them to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

However, Sixers president executive vice president of communications Dave Sholler called the report "false" in a tweet Monday.