TAG: Joel Embiid

Smack, Twitter / Sep 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Joel Embiid Tweets Boneheaded Ray Rice Joke

Joel Embiid

Unfortunately, we have to write about the Ray Rice fiasco that’s currently dominating water cooler conversations around the country while increasingly turning off fans to the horrific job NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has done in the wake of Rice’s brutal punch of then-fiancé Janay Rice (neé Palmer). That’s because 20-year-old Sixers rookie Joel Embiid tweeted an insensitive joke about the situation. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Sep 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His NBA 2K15 Rating

Joel Embiid

Incoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twitter for an entirely different reason: improving the skills of his NBA 2K15 avatar. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 5, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Sixers Contingent Watches Saric In Spain; Brown Compares Him To Diaw

Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel, Dario Saric, Michael Carter-Williams

Young stars from the City of Brotherly Love’s team are already living up to their town’s moniker. Philadelphia 76ers cornerstones Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid are in Spain watching future teammate Dario Saric play in the FIBA World Cup. Read More »

NBA / Sep 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Reviewing The Sam Hinkie Era In Philadelphia

Sam Hinkie

It seems as though Sam Hinkie is almost done stripping down the team he took over after the 2012-13 NBA season. With Thaddeus Young officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the only player remaining on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, who was also on the roster when Hinkie took over, is — you guessed it — Jason Richardson. With Thad gone, it’s now official to say this is a Sixers team, with the exception of J-Rich, completely built by Hinkie, and it’s not a very good one, at least not yet. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Next Season

Joel Embiid

By now we all know the story behind Joel Embiid‘s roller-coaster entry into the NBA. He was the ostensible No. 1 pick in an acclaimed 2014 Draft despite sitting out Conference play and the NCAA Tournament with a wonky back. Then he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and fell from his pre-draft perch as the largely unanimous No. 1 pick. Philadelphia’s GM, Sam Hinkie, swooped in to snag Embiid with the No. 3 pick, and now we’re here — with many Sixers fans holding back any enthusiasm for the selection until Embiid actually trots out on the hardwood. Read More »

NBA, Playground / Aug 28, 2014 / 11:30 am

Tony Wroten Shows Out At Seattle Pro-Am, Checks In On Joel Embiid

Tony Wroten

The Philadelphia 76ers are not going to win many games next season. This means a lot of players on their roster will get a chance to prove themselves. One of them is Tony Wroten, who showed off some moves recently at the Seattle Pro-Am. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Aug 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Joel Embiid

2K Sports released an extended trailer for NBA 2K15 this week. In it, Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier is featured prominently towards the end when he’s on the receiving end of a slam dunk from LeBron James. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid took to Twitter last night and explained why. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 24, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Joel Embiid Has Big Aspirations For Former Teammate Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant

Apparently Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid can use his Twitter feed for more than humorous romantic escapades. In wake of Andrew Wiggins being officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Embiid took to social media to share his big aspirations for his former University of Kansas teammate. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Thaddeus Young Included In Love Trade, But Bennett Not Going To Philly

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a three-team trade will be completed on Saturday sending Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, Anthony Bennett, and Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia will receive Miami’s 2015 first-round pick Cleveland owns as well as Minnesota’s expiring contracts of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Teams Have More Twitter Fun With #NBAMovies

Joel Embiid, Beetle Juice

A refreshingly large number of NBA teams have upped their Twitter ante recently, adding photoshops, memes, and general engagement to common posts of team updates and franchise promotions. Many killed it earlier this summer with #NBASitcoms, an amusing exercise in combining the names of players and beloved television shows. It’s seemed inevitable in the interim that #NBAMovies was soon to follow, and today teams finally made good on that certainty. Read More »