PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 05: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Toronto Raptors in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 5, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Raptors defeated the 76ers 101-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Melbourne Demons AFL star Christian Petracca has taken aim at Philadelphia center, Joel Embiid, after the 76ers' were bundled out of the NBA playoffs on Monday.

Embiid seemed to put the blame for the loss on Australian point guard, Ben Simmons, who has been under pressure for not shooting all season. Embiid said a Simmons mental error was the turning point in the game.

"I mean, I'll be honest. I thought the turning point was when we — I don't know how to say it — but I thought the turning point was just... we had an open shot and we made one free throw and we missed the other and then they came down and scored," Embiid said referencing a last quarter Simmons play, where he gave up an open dunk to pass to second-year wing, Matisse Thybulle, himself a poor shooter.

Petracca is childhood friends with Simmons, and leapt to the defence of his long-time pal, saying Embiid may need to focus on himself rather than blame his Australian teammate.

"8 turnovers twice in this series and wasn't clutch?" Petracca questioned Embiid, even tagging the MVP candidate in his instagram story.

"Maybe look at your own game before you blame someone else.

"Bit rich and weak."

We now eagerly await Embiid's response...

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