ohn Collins got a trip to the Eastern Conference finals — and an XL last laugh – in Philly.
Collins sat down for an interview after a victorious Game 7 wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of himself dunking on Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid from earlier in the best-of-seven series.
Embiid had been known through the years for poking fun at his foes so much on social media that he even changed his Twitter handle to Joel “Troel” Embiid.
Collins won the troll game, and one-upped Embiid and the 76ers on the way out of town.
In Philly, the Hawks got to Bust the Process.
There was plenty of time to exhale and enjoy a few laughs in the locker room after the Hawks won three times in Philadelphia and advanced to only their second Eastern Conference finals in the last 50 years. Atlanta advanced with a 103-96 victory over the top-seeded 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7. The Hawks also won Game 1 and Game 5 in Philadelphia.
The Hawks will open their first East finals since 2015 against the Bucks on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.