Embiid and the Sixers

  • Really enjoying watching their highlights.

    Last night against the Clippers Joel had 32 and 16 boards, a staredown of Blake Griffin, got taken down by some chump named Reed, then mocked Reed from the bench, then posterized Jordan.

    Simmons is playing fantastically, averaging fairly close to a triple double. Robert Covington, a late bloomer if there ever was one, arose from 2nd team Ohio Valley Conference in his senior year, then undrafted to starting for the Sixers. He’s averaging 17 a game, 6 boards. This is with the other two mentioned averaging a double double and a near triple double.

    If Fultz turns out as advertised, the Sixers are going to be a lot of fun to watch for a long time.

  • Embiid is a character, he needs his own tv show lol

  • WOW JO JO IS A STUD - - -PERIOD - -these guys are going to be a force in the near future will be fun to watch - -Jo, Jo and Simmons together pretty sweet. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Joel, while entertaining for sure, might need to tone it down a bit. Right now it’s kind of a funny act, but he’s going to develop a reputation as a trash talker and I’m sure many who don’t share the affection we have for our beloved Jayhawk might already be tired of his act. Staring down an accomplished player like Blake Griffin is foolish in my opinion. If I was a Blake Griffin fan I’d be like come on son, play a few years before you start with this stuff.

  • @wissox

    Agreed. The act is wearing thin, let your game do the talking.

  • Embiid needs to stop watching Charles Barkley tapes and go back to modeling his career after David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon

  • He can talk all he wants. 41 pts and counting

  • He’s amazing. I pray for his health every day.

  • @KirkIsMyHinrich you watching?

  • Yessir.

  • Dang!

  • 46 points, 15 boards, 7 assists, 7 blocks for Embiid. Crazy.

  • @KirkIsMyHinrich they said those stats have never been done before??

  • I don’t know if they have or have not. Either way, Jojo was looking like Hakeem 2.0 out there tonight.

  • Here is a link with a box with the stats…

  • Jo , Jo - - say it isn’t sooo OMG - -absolute BEAST a 7 footer hitting 3’s like that. - I mean 46 - - 15 - -7 & 7 - -SERIOUSLY ? JUMPIN - -GEE - -HOSSA - -FATS.

    We putting the rest of the league on Alert - - The sixer’s are coming. - -They serving notice, Embiid & Simmons combo - -they have some really good pieces to go with them - - -Hello NBA - - look out.

    Make us proud Jo ,Jo - -and to think he wanted to stay at Ku another yr - -just insane. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • :lion_face: :bow_and_arrow:

  • @Crimsonorblue22 I don’t think they counted assists or blocks back when Wilt was playing, but I bet he put up numbers like that.

  • @wissox They started assists during his time, and after being criticized for scoring so much but allegedly not sharing the ball, he came back the next year to lead the league in total assists. Only center to do so.

    Here is one reason I hate Bill Simmons: according to him, that assist perfomance proves how selfish Wilt was–hurt his team by focusing on stats and taking criticism so personally.

  • @wissox

    The NBA did keep track of assist but not block back then. Interesting that the ABA did keep track of blocks long before the NBA did and I believe the NBA started keeping stats on block after the merger.

  • MONSTER game last night holy cow.

  • wow. I mean how else can you describe that. Watched his highlights on Youtube I’ll find them.

    We really can’t take credit for this man. He is light years a different player since joining the league

  • the strength and passing are just on another level.

  • Bill knew he would be the best player he’s ever coached.

  • BShark said:

    Bill knew he would be the best player he’s ever coached.

    It’s incredible the things he can do

  • So it’s October 2013, before Joel Embiid has played a college game, and I’m at Kansas, on a practice court, sitting next to Bill Self, who says, “Watch this.” He then tells Embiid to “Dream Shake.” Embiid does. And Self says, “He’ll end up being the best player I’ve coached.”

    Per Gary Parrish

  • Wilt had more than 20 boards per game for his first 11 seasons! Incredible. As @mayjay and @JayHawkFanToo pointed out, assists were tracked and indeed one year he averaged 8.6 in leading the league.

    Joel last night was relatively close to a quadruple double. Had they tracked blocks, Wilt undoubtedly would have joined the four other NBAers to have quadruple doubles. But blocks weren’t recognized until 1974 which is amazing. It’s really an underrated stat. It prevents the other team from scoring on that shot and possibly that possession.

    Speaking of blocks, I love hearing Bill Walton rant after a player pleases the crowd with a swat of a shot 5 rows up into the stands. He says they should have just caught the ball and gave possession to his team.

  • @BeddieKU23 I got chills watching that. Incredible shooting, passing, footwork (which is a lost art), defense, hustle.

    Randle didn’t sleep last night I’m sure as he lay awake quivering from his futile efforts to stop him.

    What if he had stayed at KU? And Wiggins? I understand the financial draw but what if these guys suddenly said screw it, I want a championship in college before getting drafted by a last place team. It’s what Frank Kaminsky did.

  • BeddieKU23 said:

    LOL…on the same night…Wiggsy had just 11 pts. Tsk Tsk

    Wiggins and Embiid are night and day! Embiid is truly the anti-wiggins

  • You have issues.

  • Joel owned Randle last night. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes Randle home in checked luggage.

  • @elpoyo You are concerned about Wiggins’ points.

    Highly ironic, since you have not made a single coherent point yet.

  • @elpoyo

    They won the game didn’t they?

    Mic drop

  • Mercy at a stage in the high lites JO JO had 42 points on 19 attempts - - -10-14 from the field and 10-12 from the free throw line - if he stays healthy it’s going to get to a point - -and soon he gonna own the floor. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @mayjay The “pearls to swine” verse would appear to be in order.

  • @BShark The kid should have given him a coca cola

  • @BShark Wow, great find on that! Just another reason to like that young man from Cameroon.

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