Sixers' Joel Embiid to UFC heavyweight: 'I'd kick his a**'

Jan 21, 2018, 00:30
Sixers' Joel Embiid to UFC heavyweight: 'I'd kick his a**'

On the same night that Kyrie Irving was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2018 All-Star Game, the Boston Celtics got a cold, hard taste of reality of what it's like to play a game without their transcendent leader on the floor. Of course four years ago, Embiid became a fan favorite for his use of social media. On the season, he's averaging 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.4 3-pointers per game.

Joel Embiid was named as an All-Star Game starter on Thursday.

Back in 2014, the Kansas product fired off multiple tweets in an attempt to woo the "Disturbia" artist.

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The starters were announced on TNT an hour before tipoff of the Sixers' nationally televised game against the Celtics.

The players and media both had Simmons as their sixth choice, something the coaches will likely take into account when finalising the rosters next Tuesday.

"First off, I just had to make sure some of the major parts of my shoulder just weren't damaged", said Irving who added, "And then at this point it's just a strength program and doing what's best with that". Those numbers get doubled - fan voting counts as 50 percent - and added to the media and player ranking, gave the National Basketball Association their rankings for who will start the game.

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In true Embiid fashion, he trusts the process, but doesn't want anything to do with someone who doubted him. "I thought it was best just to get a few tests and make sure everything's alright so, everything's cool". But I had to give it to Covington for basically being M.I.A. on the offensive end.

Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away.

CAVALIERS 104, MAGIC 103: Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead at home. He hit some big time shots when the Celtics were trying to claw their way back into this game in the second half. The next year, Embiid tweeted that he was rejected by a famous girl.

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