Joel Embiid's Greatest Moments So Far

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Joel Embiid’s Greatest Moments So Far

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As Joel Embiid continues to establish himself as one of the most entertaining characters the NBA has ever seen, we countdown his greatest moments so far this season, both on and off the floor.

In no particular order…

CAREER NIGHT AGAINST THE LAKERS

46 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks.

It had never been done before.

It was outrageous.

It was otherworldly.

It was everything we’ve always wanted from Embiid and more.

It justified four years of Sam Hinkie induced pain.

It made me a believer, not just in The Process, but in the basketball gods.

 

THAT EUROSTEP ON BROOK LOPEZ

Sure, it would’ve made more sense to have combined this category with the previous one, but a world in which a man this large can be so nimble makes no goddamn sense anyway.

 

TURNING THE TABLES ON JALEN ROSE

When Joel Embiid said his conditioning was at “69 per cent” after his demolition of the Lakers, Jalen Rose called him out for being unprofessional.

As always, Embiid had the perfect response.

When he was next asked about his conditioning, this time by ESPN’s Jemele Hill, Embiid said:

“It’s getting there, it’s getting there. I think I’m at uh 81 percent. Shoutout to Jalen Rose.”

 

GETTING INSTANT REVENGE ON DONOVAN MITCHELL

During Philly’s home game against Utah on Monday, Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell hit a pull up three over Embiid and followed it up with a little trash talk for good measure.

Embiid then got his revenge in hilarious fashion moments later.

When Mitchell drove the hoop, Embiid blocked his shot and talked trash right back.

Mitchell subsequently shoved Embiid, who dropped to the floor like he’d been shot.

As the referees handed the Utah rook a technical, Embiid emphatically mimicked the technical symbol with his hands.

How’s that for instant, glorious revenge.

 

HAVING THE LAST WORD WITH DRAYMOND GREEN

You may recall the 76ers going nuclear against Golden State to lead by 22 at half-time, only to lose the game 124-116.

Well that loss didn’t stop Joel Embiid from being a highly active member of the social media community.

After barking with Warriors All-Star and professional shit-stirrer Draymond Green for much of the game, Embiid had even more to say on Instagram after the game.

Now that is some textbook usage of the ‘3-1 lead’ joke that will never – and should never – die.

Even when Embiid loses, he wins.

 

THROWING SUBTLE SHADE AT LAVAR BALL

Embiid might be even less of a fan of LaVar Ball than most, and his latest trolling of Ball – and his family – was rather creative.

After annihilating the Lakers, Embiid posted a photo of himself skying for a layup over Lonzo Ball, with his location tag set to Lavar, Fars, Iran.

WHAT A NIGHT !!!!! #TheProcess

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Given the recent LiAngelo saga, a tag somewhere in China would’ve gone down alright too.

 

STRUGGLING TO REMEMBER WHO THE HELL WILLIE REED IS

When Clippers big man Willie Reed brought down Embiid at Staples Centre on Monday, you just knew the former Jayhawk would get his revenge.

Embiid’s defence later caused Reed to travel and lash out in frustration once again.

Embiid just stood there, pointing and smiling at Reed as if to say “who even is this guy?”

He even capped off a hard night’s trolling by suggesting he didn’t know Reed’s name.

 

BEEFING WITH HASSAN WHITESIDE

After drawing three fouls on Hassan Whiteside in a preseason matchup with the Miami Heat, Embiid looked to the Heat bench and told them to get Whiteside out of the game.

They continued talking trash throughout the game and it spilled over onto social media afterwards.

The Twitter war started when some punter hailed Whiteside for holding Embiid to 1-7 shooting, and things really kicked off from there.

Embiid even managed to land a savage blow on Durant in the process.

All this gold, and we’re just over a month into the season.

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