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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid
Position: C
Born: 03/16/94
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $4,826,160
Embiid, who grew up in Cameroon and only started playing basketball five years ago, had one of the most memorable performances in the franchise’s recent history. He finished with a team-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 22:45 during the 76ers’ 103-97 season-opening loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “He has a chance to be the most dominant big man in the game today,” Hill told USA TODAY Sports. “Quote me. Quote me.” The hometown fans were just as enthusiastic. They greeted Embiid with chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” when he shot free throws in the second half. And with 9:47 remaining, they screamed “Trust the Process,” a reference to the term that former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie used to describe the team’s strategy of losing games to gain high draft picks who could help them in the future.
“There are times when I get emotional, like watching him today walk around in shootaround and you see how [all the arena] seats with white shirts placed on them, and it’s opening night, and Joel Embiid is here,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before the game. “I lived every second of that journey with him, good times and bad, and for him to arrive now here … knowing the work and uncertainty and the emotional strain that he went through, wondering if he would play again, to see him arrive, it is a special night.”
1 day ago via ESPN