There was a time when people called Embiid a bully because he went too far with his trash talk. Some analysts believed that he chased low-hanging fruit instead of picking on his rivals. He famously told Karl-Anthony Towns that he owned him and relentlessly castigated the Minnesota star.
Embiid is a huge competitor and refuses to allow anybody to psychologically dominate him. Remember, this man took the long road to the NBA from Cameroon. He also sparred with Kevin Durant and rap artist Drake at various points in his career. There’s no stopping in Embiid when someone lights a fire underneath him (via Philly Mag).