Amid Ben Simmons’ trade demand, Joel Embiid has said a lot of things about his Philadelphia 76ers teammate that can be deemed negatively. However, he assured everyone he still has nothing but love for Simmons despite the situation.

Before they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday for their first home game, Embiid addressed the Sixers fans in attendance and asked for their support. He also wanted fans to know that they are still supporting Simmons amid the mess he has created with the team during the offseason that extended until the new campaign.