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Is Brett Brown the Right Coach to Lead Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to a Championship?

Early in this season of marvelous possibility, two roars at the 76ers’ sold-out arena in South Philadelphia sounded something of a warning. The first, during […]

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Joel Embiid Has a Trash Talk Problem

From the day Joel Embiid was drafted by the Sixers, the center’s impish social media presence was a delight — a welcome contrast to the […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joel Embiid Dances

What a glum world we live in. Halloween, a West Chester prof declares, is sexist. A decorated war hero, Republicans say, is a traitor. Kids are […]

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Courtside Sixers Seats Are Philly’s Hottest Status Symbol

It was just minutes before tip-off, and the vibe was electric. For a good hour prior to the start time of this nationally televised Sunday-afternoon […]

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Meek Mill Was the Real MVP of the NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star weekend was held in Charlotte, North Carolina this year, but you’d be forgiven for thinking the festivities took place in Philly. Sixers […]

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How Michael Rubin, Meek Mill’s Billionaire Bestie, Got Woke

“Did you see what’s on his phone? That’s the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen.” Michael Rubin is wrestling with Joel Embiid in a losing […]

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WATCH: Joel Embiid’s Future Was (Briefly) in This Tiger Cub’s Jaws

For basketball players, an average NBA offseason might include grueling training sessions punctuated by long bouts of boredom. But Joel Embiid is no average NBA […]

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WATCH: Joel Embiid Chickens Out on a Water Slide

While unquestionably fearless on the hardwood, it would appear that 76ers star Joel Embiid isn’t much of a thrill-seeker off the court. On vacation with […]

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2017

President Donald Trump promised Americans that when he took office, they were “going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.” Well, let’s […]

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The Sixers’ Future: Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid

A few years ago, the Sixers marketing team got out ahead of the actual team, which created a bit of a problem for the win-thirsty […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Late-Night Run of Joel Embiid

Listen, my children, and you’ll take heed Of the late-night run of Joel Embiid. ’Twas the second October in ’17— Hardly a fan alive had seen The Cameroonian […]

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VIDEO: Joel Embiid Spotted on Late-Night Rocky Run

With the season opener in Washington just about two weeks away, a Lyft driver cruising through Fitler Square spotted 76ers star Joel Embiid jogging through […]

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Dario Saric Is Even Creepier Than Joel Embiid in Balloon Animal Form

So the weirdest thing to happen in Philly so far this week was the discovery that some nut was looking to trade a “life sized” […]

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The Sixers Are Poised to Become NBA Villains

I’m ashamed to admit that I ever doubted the GOAT Joel Hans Embiid – a.k.a. New Barkley – but I totally did for a minute […]

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Sixers Fans Want to Pay Joel Embiid’s $10,000 Fine

While Joel Embiid isn’t exactly looking under the couch cushions for loose change to pay his recent $10,000 fine, Sixers fans still want to help our […]