TAG: Joel Embiid

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

The Sixers Are Hoping To Delay Proposed Changes To The Draft Lottery System

Sam Hinkie

Earlier this month, the league formally proposed changes to the current draft lottery system to the competition committee. Under the new rules, the odds of receiving the first overall pick would be more weighted among the worst teams in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers, who plan to be pretty bad again next season, are reportedly trying to delay those changes from happening. Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Road To Recovery: Sixers Center Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel

Overcoming the adversity of injury is the common theme of our Road to Recovery series. He just turned 20 years old this past April, but Sixers center Nerlens Noel had to deal with injury misfortune before ever stepping foot onto the NBA hardwood after a torn ACL during his freshman season at Kentucky robbed him of his rookie campaign. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Gets Coveted Rihanna Twitter Follow

Joel Embiid

If you’re to believe Joel Embiid, his Twitter charms on Rihanna have worked better than anyone could have imagined. What seems far more likely is that the pop superstar is simply playing along via the web. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 22, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Rihanna Is Joel Embiid’s Latest Twitter Target

Joel Embiid

After his failed courtship of LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid set his sights on Kim Kardashian. Apparently unfazed by his lack of success with Mrs. Kanye West, Embiid’s hysterical – or heartbreaking? – twitter antics have resumed. His target this time around? Rihanna. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Embiid Reaches Out To Kim Kardashian On Twitter

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s Twitter recruitment of LeBron James failed miserably, but that didn’t stop him from reaching out to another controversial celebrity. Embiid’s latest courtship, however, was far shorter than his proposition of The King. After tweeting an overture to Kim Kardashian, the 20 year-old Philadelphia 76er quickly recanted his plea upon “realizing” the reality star was married. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On The Best Dunkers Today & His Own NBA Legacy

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Kamikaze II low

If you’re of a certain age, Reign Man Shawn Kemp was the apogee of the high-flying dunkers of 1990s basketball — back when the annual Dunk Contest still meant something. It wasn’t just slams, though. Teamed with Gary Payton, Kemp also came close to winning it all for some fantastic Supersonics teams (RIP). At the Reebok Classic Breakout hosted at Philadelphia University this past week, Dime spoke with the former star forward about his own legacy, dunk contests, and his favorite young players today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Twitter / Jul 7, 2014 / 9:45 am

Timeline: Joel Embiid Twitter Recruitment Of LeBron

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid‘s bid to recruit LeBron James to Philadelphia on Twitter last week started out innocently and ended in disappointment. In the process, a social media star was born. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Sixers Select Joel Embiid With The Third Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

Mock Draft, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 6.0: The Final Edition

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

This marks the last mock before the 2014 NBA Draft begins tonight. While there continues to be a ton of activity, even at the front of the draft, these are the best guesses as to the order each player will be selected and which team will acquire them. Based off all the chatter so far, we’re bound to see some huge changes before it’s all said and done, though. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Sixers, Celtics, Lakers Will Consider Embiid

Joel Embiid

Former number one favorite Joel Embiid might prove skeptics wrong and be selected among the top five picks of the NBA draft after all. And if he isn’t taken that highly, he surely won’t slide far. A report says that Embiid is in play for three teams selecting among the draft’s first seven picks. Read More »