That's an interesting thought, though I am still struggling to see how/why NBA would fine someone for saying he can't believe 3 teams passed on the best player in the draft. Although it's mostly working out ok for two of them. And talent aside it does seem concerns about Luka's attitude were not completely unfounded. But silly youtubers these days seem more likely to criticize the Lillards and Beals for not demanding trades 2-3 years ago than they will a player indicating frustration while still on their rookie 4. They seem 50-50 on Zion demanding out being a good thing after 2 even.
Embiid's sense of humor seems rather more "troll-like" than Antetokounmpo's, to me. He certainly comes across as the more polarizing player, IMO.
I mean, Embiid is relevant to my interests, but I would not characterize him as particularly "likeable," at least, not according to any commonly accepted definition of "likeable" that I've ever heard of.
He'll cave. This whole BS pivot into being a "voice for the voiceless" (how are you supposed to be the voice for the voiceless, when you refuse to speak, on the record?) is all about him trying set himself up to play martyr, when he eventually gets vaccinated, because his previous tactic wasn't getting him the traction he thought it would.