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JOJO

That man is UNSTOPPABLE.Do i really have to elaborate ? You've got eyes.

I am an NBA junkie,i am 35 and hate the word "hype",but that freakin' guy...

I am not a believer but i pray for his health.

"Godspeed" to Jojo and all of you.

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But everytime he went down on the floor

I cringed and bit my nail. I pray to basketball gods to give him healthy knees for a long time.

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I am speechless - he looked like a Grown man walked on the Court

of a Middle school game & just started wrecking shop

Yesterday I felt like Phila paid Embiid too much $$$

24 Hours later I feel like Phila did not pay Nearly enuf for this Giant Freak of Nature

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I think back to the 80s and

I think back to the 80s and 90s and even the early 2000s and all the really good/great big men of that era and I watch this guy play and think he could be as good or better than all of them. He’s not really got the mindset where he’s going to get on the block and destroy you like Shaq or Akeem, but he is such a well-rounded player for a guy that big that it’s insane.

Embiid is DeAndre Jordan if DeAndre Jordan could actually play basketball like a 6’6 guard. They are essentially the same size and build.

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Let's not get silly here.

Let's not get silly here. Embiid is putting up good numbers in a league with basically no real centers. The guy's you mentioned were putting up monster numbers for a decade plus during the Golden Era of big men. Two COMPLETELY different things.

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Notice I used the words

Notice I used the words “could be.”

Normally, I would agree. It’s difficult to compare a big man playing well in a league with no big men, and it’s unlikely he will ever get to the same level as the greats from that era. Injuries, playing limited minutes and longevity, etc. are going to be huge obstacles to that kind of legacy.

But if not for those factors, based on what I’ve seen in limited time, his talent level is comparable to the great big men from that era. He’s different because the game is being played different, which is partly what makes it difficult to compare.

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Again, he's doing well

Again, he's doing well against nobody's, and he's just doing well, not destroying. The guy's you mentioned absolutely destroyed the competition in the most competitive big man era for over a decade each. Embiid looks good, but let's all calm down.

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why?

why calm down?

Its not like Simmons where you see his questionable shot, ability to finish and free throw shooting...

Or Fultz right now with his shaky shot....

Embiid was superman on display yesterday. He's 7'2'' 280, He's already more skilled than Ewing, has a better overall game than Robinson, the only ones are Olajuwon (more refined skill), and Shaq (more powerful and healthy)...

The guy is 23, still developing. But he's shown you everything and more. By his potential, he could be the best big man ever, maybe besides Kareem.

Yesterday he was on shaky legs and you could tell by how much he fell to the floor. Anyway, give the man his due. He could be based on potential, the best big man ever, and his per-36 are a testament to that.

Shaq said 8 per quarter was his goal, well, the man dropped 20 in the first quarter first game back after a year....come on now.

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If you honestly believe that

If you honestly believe that he's more skilled than Ewing or Robinson we have nothing more to discuss. That is truly one of the more ridiculous things ever written on this site, and that's saying something.

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He's unreal. I get that he

He's unreal.

I get that he has been injured, but the amount of negativity around his contract is ridiculous. He is clearly one of the best players in the league already. Clearly.

If you dont agree with that you either arent watching, have a poor understanding of the game or you are biased.

He absolutely dominated in this last game, but he showed this talent last year.

I'll be shocked if he doesn't make an All NBA team within the life of this contract.

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No disrespect but I saw Embiid at a Clippers game 2 years ago

When he was recovering from his 2nd foot surgery

And he was on the court in street clothes pre game

choppin it up w/ Blake Griffin & DeAndre Jordan

And Embiid was Taller & Wider than Deandre by at least 2 inches

and he towered over Blake Griffin - he looked like Blake & Dre's Bodyguard

but I agree 100% w/ ur major point - dude plays like a 6'6'' Wing

It's just not natural & I honestly do Not understand the hate this dude gets

He's had Legit injuries & he has worked his Nutz off to get back on the court

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Agreed! And I will add one

Agreed! And I will add one thought to this contract. If the Sixers don't sign him then he becomes restricted and they will have to match or beat other teams. Sixers would end up giving Embiid the same contract only most likely without the protections and the contract would start a year later. Put the big mans mind at ease and let him focus on whoring the entire league.

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wasn't overly impressed

I recognize he is a monster, but he didn't play a very efficient game and got a lot of shaky calls.

I don't think anyone in the league can stop him, but at times he became overhype, and then out of control and inefficient.

He needs to pass better out of the double team and they need to feed him in the post. He needs to display more of a post-game with refined footwork cuz he isn't close to Olajuwon yet with his refined footwork.

But overall a monster, can score from anywhere....

So the Sixers have, once Fultz gets his shot back, a 7'2'' bigman that can dominate, and a 6'4'' PG that can get to the rim AT WILL and once he gets his shot can score from literally anywhere, and then a sharpshooter in JJ Reddick who looks pure butter with that stroke, oh, and a 6'10'' slasher that may be the fastest man on the court.

Like i said they still need to develop, but dude in 3 years if healthy there is just too much there to handle.

I wish they played against a better team just to see JOJO dominate clowns like Baynes, Baynes will foul out so quick...then what?

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He has his moments when you

He has his moments when you realize he is still only 31 games into his career. JoJo is still finding out what he is able to do but 18 FTA in 15 minutes puts any team at a disadvantage. Eventually the backups will have to check in and that's when you get Embiid on Trevor Booker. If Embiid is healthy in three years I couldnt even begin to guess what type of effect he will have on the game, box score and what not.

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I agree about the shaky

I agree about the shaky calls. I love Embiid and pray every day that he stays healthy, but a lot of the calls he was getting were pretty questionable. He still played really well, but I didn't think it was some crazy dominant performance

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watched it twice lol

watched it again...

I mean he was absolutely dominant. It was shaky, but he showed everything, running the floor, effecting defense (guards weren't even thinking about driving), and scoring from everywhere. When he was in the game it was I mean it was literally highlight after highlight, so although it wasn't as efficient as you'd like to see, for a first game back, A+ performance.

Last year he would get tired, and he's still running like a headless chicken. He has to get smarter, know not to take chacnes that will put his future at risk and running into camera-men etc, and just pace himself better, get out of sprinter mode and play more collected. Then again its probably inexperience and youth. You see the same out of Simmons and Fultz right now. They'll play more measured.

I don't think even he realizes how strong he is. And the mentality with which he plays, is awesome. Nobody can guard him, its the damn preseason...haha. I just want to see refinement.

After Christmas this team will get it together.

Dario deserves a shout out as well. Dude plays so smart and gritty at the same time, gives a great defensive effort. He is a great asset off the bench, in his role more far more valuable than say an Aaron Gordon, even maybe a Julius Randle.

D'Angelo Russell was also a smooth operator. Had me wishing he was on the squad. Let's hope he and Fultz matchup and see how Fultz will do guarding him, tahts a good matchup. But D'Lo has a great knack for the game. Sixers color announcer Mark Jackson (Temple), said he reminds him of James Harden, and I see it too, his feel for the game is solid, but so is Fultz so I look forward to that matchup.

Anyway, with Embiid, the Sixers are a matchup nightmare. The only question is, how many years until we are in the Finals? I'll say 2021 give these guys 3 years to get accustomed to winning. But Boston has no big man they are probably praying for Ayton or Bamba, neither of which will stand up to the Process.

Also I'd like to see Jah used more smartly by BB. I mean Jah sits there getting icy, and has to go up against Jarrett Allen (who also looks to be a very good pro) a rookie in the 4th quarter? Thats disrespect. I get ti right now his D puts him in a bench role, but just use the weapon wisely. Bring him in as a matchup killer against lesser players and pound the ball in spots. I don't like Jah just watching while all their guards are swinging the ball, and TJ McConnell throws up a three instead of them working the ball through Jah in the post and he dribble dribble passes it to the open man. The man was double-teamed going against guys like Jared Sullinger 5 minutes into the league. They need to use him better.

Pre-season gonna do a Sixers vs. Lakers head to head post!

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If they want the ball in

If they want the ball in Fult'z hands more, they can do some Fultz/Ben Simmons pick and rolls with Embiid on the baseline.

Simmons sets the pick, rolls out. Fultz finds him with the pass, then Simmons throws the alley oop to Embiid, drives to the bucket himself or passes it out to Fultz for a shot, or to the corner for a 3 (Reddick/Covington).

If Fultz runs point and dominates the ball, then Simmons needs to work off Embiid, and make strong cuts to the basket -- hopefully JoJo can find him.

I think this year will be all about developing chemistry between Embiid-Fultz-Simmons-Saric. Then this offseason will be about finding that "fifth guy" who is an all-around glue guy and really complements the core. Can be effective without behing a high usage guy. So, go out and get an Iggy who can shoot. Although that sounds harder than it looks.

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I don't see why Covington

I don't see why Covington can't be that 5th guy

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Joel

Embiid = Hakeem 2.0

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nah he's so unique

Olajuwon was an amazing shooter but he wasn't jacking up open 3s or commanding the ball at the 3 point line.

Olajuwon wasn't 7'2'' he was 6'10''. Embiid is just way more powerful and mobile to be honest.

I think what Saric did to Mozgov yesterday, running back to the 3pt line or taking him off the dribble, Embiid can do the same thing only he's bigger and more powerful.

He's bigger and more powerful. But Hakeem was obviously we saw his prime so we saw how perfectly built he was.

Jo-Jo has to stay healthy and learn how to land softly. The Sixers cannot afford to let him play like that, he needs to be a controlled killer. Show him Jordan. As great as AI was and I know he wants to be like him, he needs to be like Mike, less like AI. We don't need him running into cameramen.

It was nice to have a physical presence though. The Sixers honestly looked really soft against Boston, Embiid was straight causing pain to guys like RHJ and Jeremy Lin.

He's a star, a star makes everyone raise their game around them. I think that should be the only definition of a star. Someone who is incredibly talented as an individual, but transcends the individual and affects everyone else around them. Lebron, MJ, prime Shaq. Simmons is the same way, I always believe in a clean pass leads to a clean shot.

Simmons passes are always on point. Reddick and Bayless are the main beneficiaries. Korkmaz and they need another knock-down 3 and D guy. More reliable than Covington or the others.

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Did you really just say that

Did you really just say that Embiid is more mobile than the most fluid center of all time?!? What the &$#%#[email protected]! is going on here?

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Plus Hakeem played in the 90s

Plus Hakeem played in the 90s so of course he wasn’t shooting 3s. Not a doubt in my mind that he could’ve handled it and took shots out on the perimeter if he played in the league today

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Exactly. Both Ewing and

Exactly. Both Ewing and Robinson could've as well. The main difference is their ability to dominate in the post and score against giant, physical frontcourts.

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Reminds me a lot more of

Reminds me a lot more of David Robinson than Olajuwon

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