Joel Embiid, five* more years

He made his NBA debut almost a year ago. The atmosphere was electric. You could feel something special in the making. I was there with my cousins Mike and Pat. The game had everything. It was Russell Westbrook’s first game without Kevin Durant following a dramatic summer. It had a doctor flip off Westbrook with not just […]

Are playoffs possible?

In reality the playoffs are possible, especially since Philadelphia presently sits 5.5 games out of the eight seed. But it’s highly unlikely Philadelphia makes the playoffs this season. Last night’s win against Toronto, however, feels like a validation for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Raptors played their second game in as many nights, but Kyle Lowry […]

Early Impressions of Joel “The Process” Embiid

Joel Embiid played three preseason games in six days. He played 38 minutes. He scored 23 points. He had good moments (a dunk, a 3-pointer and a beautiful post-up bucket); he had bad moments (six total turnovers, an air ball turnaround and a 36 field goal percentage). Embiid’s restricted to 12 minute this preseason. It’s […]

Thoughts on the Philadelphia 76ers

It’s hard to believe the NBA season begins soon. It feels like yesterday Kyrie Irving sunk a 3-pointer that ultimately gave Cleveland a championship. This year, similar to how I’m writing about the Eagles after each game, I’m going to write exclusively about the 76ers. Not many teams have as much excitement surrounding them as […]

Joel Embiid might be done this season, but he’s not finished

Joel Embiid is done for this season. It’s easy to get frustrated. After all, Embiid was the guy. He was the guy the 76ers drafted after winning 19 games. He was supposed to be Hakeem Olajuwon or Tim Duncan; he was going to be a 10-time All Star and help Philadelphia win 50 games for […]