Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

    TMZ "Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. There is one way --..." July 23

  • LaVar Ball continues feud with Joel Embiid: 'Like I said, his vocabulary is limited'

    CBS Sports "The NBA's longest-running offseason feud has a new chapter, as LaVar Ball has responded to the news of Joel Embiid being fined $10K for saying "f--- LaVar Ball" in a social media video. Embiid did not regret the comments, saying a few days afterward, "I think most people have been wanting to..." July 16

  • Joel Embiid Says He's Glad He Went After LaVar Ball in Instagram Comments

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid doesn't have any regrets about going after LaVar Ball. Shortly after the NBA announced it had fined the Philadelphia 76ers center $10,000 for saying "F--k LaVar Ball" on Instagram, Embiid told the Variety Sports and Entertainment Panel on Thursday he was "glad" he voiced his opinion..." July 14

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I want to win a championship next year’

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid doesn’t want to spend another June in the lottery. In June of 2018, the Philadelphia 76ers big man wants to be hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s certainly a lofty goal. Of course, staying on the floor will be important. Embiid was drafted in 2014, but missed all of his..." July 13

  • Joel Embiid misinterprets, takes issue with ESPN graphic

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got a little bit confused by an ESPN graphic on Saturday. The always outspoken big man spotted an ESPN graphic displayed during a summer league telecast that he thought meant he had yet to play a single NBA game, and called out the network..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media. Embiid used said "F--k LaVar Ball" while on Instagram live." July 08

  • LaVar Ball Rips Joel Embiid After Profane Comments, Says He 'Only Knows 3 Words'

    Bleacher Report "The verbal sparring between LaVar Ball and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continued Friday with Ball questioning the promising big man's intelligence. When asked by TMZ Sports about Embiid recently saying, "F--k LaVar Ball," on Instagram live, the Ball family patriarch fired back: "The..." July 07

  • Joel Embiid 'F**k LaVar Ball'

    TMZ ""F**k LaVar Ball" -- Joel Embiid. That's exactly what the Philly 76ers star proclaimed on Instagram Live Tuesday ... just a few days after the Big Baller said Sixers players should stay off Twitter and get in the gym. ICYMI -- Embiid and fellow Process Truster Ben Simmons tweeted their..." July 05

  • LaVar Ball Tells Embiid & Simmons to Get Their Asses Off Twitter & In The Gym; Takes Small Shot at Fultz & Midgets

    12 Up "Don't start what you can't finish. Those are powerful words to live by, just ask LaVar Ball. As we've quickly come to learn, when LaVar talks trash, he is not going to back down. LaVar did plenty of talking about how he believed his son, Lonzo, will bring the Lakers back to prominence while..." July 03

  • Joel Embiid Should Have Been Rookie of the Year, But It's Just Philadelphia's Latest Loss

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid played a very short season, appearing in just 35 games before he was finally shut down because of knee issues that would eventually lead to another surgery. Still, this dude averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 steals. Philadelphia was 13-18 (.419) in the 31 games he..." June 27

  • ESPN Called Out Joel Embiid For Having More Tweets Than Minutes Played After He Trolled LaVar Ball

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid has had plenty of fun online this summer, but it’s clear some people are getting a bit tired of the act. Even ESPN pointed out how active The Process is compared to his output on the court. Embiid used social media to encourage the Philadelphia 76ers to trade for the top pick in the..." June 24

  • Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

    Bucks County Courier Times "Signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the 76ers' offseason priorities, according to managing owner Josh Harris. Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is "focused on it." "Look, I'd..." June 24

  • Brett Brown hints Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may start season on minutes limit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will have to keep trusting the healing process as well. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Sixers head coach Brett Brown was asked if frontcourt duo Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would be able to start the season without a minutes restriction. “I think it’s ambitious,”..." June 23

  • Joel Embiid can’t resist torching Knicks over Porzingis drama

    New York Post "Joel Embiid apparently heard Phil Jackson and the Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, so he made his own personal pitch Wednesday night for the 7-foot-3 big man to join the 76ers. The 7-foot 76ers center, the embodiment of “The Process,” took a dig at Phil Jackson in the..." June 22

  • Bucks owner takes shot at Sixers' 'process,' gets shut down by Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid continued his social media dominance when he made a swift, but blunt response to Bucks owner Wes Edens Monday night. At a press conference introducing new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst, Edens threw some shade at the Sixers, saying rather than talking about "the process" he..." June 20

  • Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons won't play in summer league

    ESPN "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons -- cornerstones of the Philadelphia 76ers' yearslong rebuild -- will not participate in summer league play this year, team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters Monday. The players could instead use the summer to focus on their health. Embiid played in 31 games in..." June 05

  • Joel Embiid to represent Sixers in NBA draft lottery

    CSN Philly "The 76ers are putting their ping-pong balls in the hands of Joel Embiid. Embiid, the team announced Tuesday afternoon, will represent the Sixers at this year's NBA draft lottery, held next Tuesday in New York. The Sixers finished with the fourth-worst record in the league, meaning they'd..." May 10

  • Joel Embiid Rookie of the Year? 'I Like My Chances!'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid seems pretty confident he'll lock up NBA Rookie of the Year -- telling TMZ Sports he's got a pretty good shot of taking the award over guys like Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon. Of course, Embiid had a stellar first 31 games, before an injury ended his season. But the way Saric and..." April 14

  • Joel Embiid: Torn meniscus, that needed surgery, wasn't as bad as first thought

    CSN Philly "The Sixers' season ended with a loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night and Joel Embiid, of course, wasn't on the court. The big man and Rookie of the Year candidate hasn't played since late January because of a pair of left knee injuries. The more serious of the two was a torn meniscus that..." April 13

  • Embiid undergoes successful surgery to repair torn meniscus

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The team expects Embiid to resume basketball activities during this summer, according to Sixers director of performance research and development..." March 25

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid ‘very likely’ to undergo knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid finally made it onto the court this year for the Philadelphia 76ers, and he was a revelation, putting up 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game while almost single-handedly turning the Sixers into a team no one wanted to play. His season was once again cut short by injury,..." March 22

  • Joel Embiid to Rihanna 'I Love You ... Hit Me Up'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid is taking ANOTHER shot at his celebrity crush -- this time, professing his love in a video message to Rihanna ... "I love you." Embiid's been after Rihanna for a while ... ever since she allegedly shot him down in 2014 and told him to come back when he's an All-Star. Well, he..." March 13

  • Joel Embiid Met With Doctors About His Knee And All Options Are On The Table

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid was shut down for the rest of the season after doctors realized his torn meniscus was more severe than originally thought. The young superstar, who was all but a lock for Rookie of the Year, now will finish a third straight season on the Sixers bench. On Friday, Sixers coach Brett..." March 11

  • Should the Sixers offer Joel Embiid a five-year, $150M max extension off 31 games?

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid’s knee injury is a bummer on a lot of different levels. It’s tough for the Philadelphia 76ers, who were actually winning games and seemed to be going somewhere. It’s tough for their fans, who felt vindicated for sticking it out through “The Process,” only to have it snatched away..." March 02

  • Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid out for remainder of season "As previously announced, Sixers center Joel Embiid underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday afternoon, allowing the team's medical staff an opportunity to provide an update on the results. "The assessment of Monday's follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid's left knee appears to reveal that the area..." March 01

  • 18 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Joel Embiid

    Complex "Joel Embiid has become one of the best big men in the NBA this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Before he was shut down indefinitely with a knee injury Monday, Embiid had the inside track on running away with the Rookie of the Year Award, which is crazy since..." February 28

  • Joel Embiid ‘Out Indefinitely’ With Swellness In Knee

    CBS Philly "Sixers center Joel Embiid is now listed as “out indefinitely.” Medical update (1/2): •Embiid did not take part in shootaround after swellness in left knee. MRI today. Listed out indefinitely. On Thursday, the Sixers said Embiid’s target date to return is Friday, March 3rd. Embiid is..." February 27

  • Joel Embiid upset with 76ers for lack of clarity over knee injury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid will miss the next four games due to his knee injury, and the franchise center says he wasn't thrilled that the Philadelphia 76ers initially classified him as day-to-day. Embiid has missed eight straight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. A recent MRI also revealed Embiid..." February 24

  • 76ers’ Joel Embiid to miss next four games, targeting March 3 return

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Thursday morning, the Philadelphia 76ers will be without starting center Joel Embiid for at least the next four games. As it stands today, Embiid’s target return date is slated for March 3 against the New York Knicks. The franchise..." February 23

  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor "Jahlil Okafor will remain with the 76ers if Joel Embiid has the final say. Embiid would like the team to find a way to make to utilize Okafor as opposed to trading him before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we..." February 18

  • Embiid wanted to quit basketball after surgeries, brother's death

    Sportando "Joel Embiid of the 76ers said that after the foot injury and the death of his brother he was almost quitting basketball. Embiid, who is out with a knee injury, hopes to return after the All-Star Break. Per ESPN, "The time that I missed, [those] two years that I missed, I went to such ... I was..." February 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid 'more surprised' than anyone by 2016-17 success

    ESPN "Joel Embiid told ESPN Radio on Thursday that winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award would represent a huge step in lifting him out of the "bad place" he had reached while missing his first two seasons with the 76ers due to injury. Speaking to ESPN Radio's Meet The All-Stars Show that will air..." February 17

  • Joel Embiid dismisses Olivia Pierson’s girlfriend claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid dismissed a claim from model Olivia Pierson on Valentine’s Day that the two are dating in his typical hilarious fashion. Pierson, who is a model and became well known after appearing on E!’s TV show, “WAGS” for dating tight end Marcedes Lewis, posted on Instagram Tuesday wishing the..." February 15

  • Sixers GM unhappy with Joel Embiid dancing at concert on injured knee

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers revealed over the weekend that Joel Embiid has a torn meniscus in his knee, which is the reason he has missed 12 of the team’s last 13 games. The injury did not, however, prevent him from dancing on stage at a concert recently, and Sixers president Bryan Colangelo is not..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid May Be Out For A While With A Torn Meniscus In His Left Knee

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid‘s checkered injury history, one which kept him from playing in the NBA until this year, is well documented. According to a report out of Philadelphia, Embiid’s health has suffered another setback in the form of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Embiid has played in one game since..." February 12

  • For Sixers' Joel Embiid, playing remainder of road trip is 'going to be a challenge' "The 76ers don’t anticipate playing Joel Embiid in the final two games of their four-game road trip. “I think it’s going to a challenge,” coach Brett Brown said. “I feel like we will categorically know more in the next days.” The rookie center did not travel with the team to Wednesday’s game..." February 03

  • Joel Embiid's Rookie of the Year odds even more overwhelming

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid was already the heavy favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, but the latest odds are even more overwhelming. Embiid is 1/25 to win the award, per Bovada, meaning it would require a $2,500 wager on him to win $100. Those odds are significantly shorter than the previous update,..." February 01

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) to miss at least three games this week

    Sporting News "The 76ers will be without center Joel Embiid for most of this week, if not longer. The rookie center was ruled out for Monday's home game against the Kings and won't travel with the team for its Texas road trip against the Mavericks and Spurs on Wednesday and Thursday, according to CSN..." January 31

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