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Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Joel Embiid Says He Doesn’t Weigh 300 Pounds

Joel Embiid

After a report this weekend from the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey said Joel Embiid had skipped training sessions and had swollen to close to 300 pounds, Embiid denied the excessive weight gain while his Sixers were in the Nation’s Capital to play the Wizards in a Martin Luther King Day matinee today. Read More »

Smack / Jan 18, 2015 / 7:45 pm

Report: Joel Embiid Weighs Close To 300 LBS; Has Blown Off Conditioning Drills

Joel Embiid, Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft because he was the best player available. After a back fracture kept him out of the NCAA Tournament, he was on track to be the No. 1 overall in June, but a stress fracture in his foot saw him drop to Philly. He’s not expected to play this year while recuperating, but he could be a franchise centerpiece when he does get healthy. A recent report from Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey claims he’s been shirking recent training sessions and has ballooned to close to 300 pounds. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 6, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Joel Embiid Trolls LeBron James On Twitter After Sixers Beat Cavs

Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers last night for their first home win since April 14. Is that confirmation that LeBron James should have heeded Joel Embiid’s summer advice and joined him in the City of Brotherly Love? The rookie seems to think so. After last night’s win, the injured big man took to twitter to remind The King that he could be wearing blue and red instead of wine and gold. Read More »

Video / Nov 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Watch Rookie Joel Embiid Lead Sixers Pre-Game Huddle In Shmoney Dance

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Joel Embiid (photo. Sixers Vine)

How we missed Joel Embiid. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie is still sidelined by offseason foot surgery, but is clearly making an impact on his team nonetheless. Watch the seven-foot Cameroonian lead the Sixers in a pre-game Shmoney dance as they prepared to face the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

PHOTO: Joel Embiid Shows Off His Late September Holiday Cheer

Joel Embiid

This isn’t exactly the portrait of a guy known for his sarcastic, gregarious social media persona. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Joel Embiid Returns To Twitter, Offers Take On Celebrity Photo Scandal

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s eight-day Twitter hiatus is over. His reign atop the NBA’s social media throne, though, is anything but. Instead of continuing to propagate his fictional romantic escapades, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie took to the web and offered his thoughts on – what else? – the scores of illicit celebrity photos that have been illegally obtained by hackers. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Joel Embiid Posts Instagram “Photo” Of Rihanna Cheering Him On At Kansas

Joel Embiid (Instagram)

We chronicled Joel Embiid’s (successful?) courtship of Rihanna all summer long. The Philadelphia 76ers big man turned to the pop superstar after striking out with Kim Kardashian, getting her to follow him on Twitter at the very least – and depending on whom or what you want to believe, perhaps more. Read More »

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 »