Joel Embiid is turning himself into a joke during NBA Playoffs — Whitlock | NBA | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

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  • Speak For Yourself
    Speak For Yourself   1 months back

    Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic — Who is the better Center?

    • domgw58
      domgw58  1 months back

      @J Silva Embiid literally is far better on defense and avgs more points, rebounds, and blocks. I guess outside of that Jokic is better right lol

    • domgw58
      domgw58  1 months back

      @aleksandar stokic he's playing against a back up center with a separated shoulder.....lol

    • domgw58
      domgw58  1 months back

      Embiid. Why is this even a question. Look at the numbers

      27.5 ppg, 13.6 reb, 3.7 assists, 1.9 blocks and is a perennial DPOY candidate

      VS

      20.1 ppg, 10.8 reb, 7.2 assists, 0.7 blocks....

      So your asking me to take the bottom stat sheet???? Really

    • domgw58
      domgw58  1 months back

      @J Silva he doesn't play defense, embiid avgs more point-rebounds-and blocks, i guess outside of all of that he's better all around

    • domgw58
      domgw58  1 months back

      @Mikhail Matthew your nuts. Gasol was a two time DPOY Cantor is a avg-slightly above avg player. Embiid effects every area of the game. He scores more points, gets more rebounds, blocks more shots, and CONTROLS the floor on both ends. Jokic is the better passer. Embiid missed 16 games all year...he's been a lil banged up and sick yes....does that make him a liability for the sixers?? Ask the Nets and Raptors lol

  • michael morris
    michael morris  1 months back

    Embiid spends more time at the 3 then curry

    • SUPERPREDATOR 212
      SUPERPREDATOR 212  1 months back

      WHITLOCK LOVES PRAISING THE WHITE MAN OVER THE BLACK PLAYER. EMBID IS BETTER THAN JOKIC. WHITLOCK WHY DO YOU HATE YOURSELF? WHAT MAKES YOU ASHAMED OF BEING BLACK JASON?

      • Mr.E 90
        Mr.E 90  1 months back

        Is matombo playing center for toronto lol

        • Observation Logic
          Observation Logic  1 months back

          Note: Jim Jackson points to Embiid's "attitude" as a problem. A real problem. It's a recurring theme for NBA superstars. See: Lebron James. Kyrie Irving. Russell Westbrook. It goes on. Commissioner Adam Silver says players in the NBA are generally "unhappy." They are multi-millionaires playing games. This needs to be talked about.

          • Observation Logic
            Observation Logic  1 months back

            Not that you have to go to college to be a good and decent and even cultured human being. You don't. But joining a pack of many cynical self-absorbed mercenaries playing ball (although not everyone fits that category, but too many do) when you're 19, as a one-and-done player does upon entering the NBA, and living that life, hurts your chances. We see the results now more than ever. The NBA is getting crass, almost beyond belief. Almost beyond belief, because when you think about it, it IS believable, precisely because it's so predictable given the cultural circumstances these players are now living in. Kyrie says he wants to go home and "do what human beings do" with a spirit of defiance. Think about that.

          • Observation Logic
            Observation Logic  1 months back

            I'd suggest this phenomenon is connected to a number of things, including the epidemic of phone-tv-etc screen-time the current generation of 20-somethings has been absorbing itself in, immersing itself in, to the detriment of social development: it's also not un-connected to the one-and-done phenomenon. College allows for intellectual growth, and also personal growth while you transition from childhood to adulthood along with a group of peers going through the same thing. James didn't go to college. Irving was one-and-done. Westbrook two-and-done. Embiid was one-and-done. Compare and contrast to Grant Hill, a four-year college player, even though he could've gone pro early: not coincidentally, Hill is an owner of a significant, museum-quality collection of African-American art, and all-around mature and decent human being.

        • cody bolo
          cody bolo  1 months back

          Ric bucher is trippin man. Switch jojo with jokic and jokic would be aveareging a trip dub these play offs while the nuggets would be watching the spurs blazers series from home

          • Radish Prince
            Radish Prince  1 months back

            take out that white guy.. the process is a shame

            • Paraplegic octopus
              Paraplegic octopus  1 months back

              Jason Whitlock talking about NBA players getting in shape... lol.

              • TheTruth Abr
                TheTruth Abr  1 months back

                “Drains the energy from the team” ...
                Joel: +40

                • Alonzo 1219 THE U FAMILY MIAMI HURRICANES FOOTBALL

                  Once again Uncle Tom Wilcox is that again. They use all the comparisons, and when it comes to the end of the show. He shows his uncle tom,nessssse to the fullest. The young white player is better because of so many reasons, but when he's not doing right he's only a kid. But they're both the same age. Uncle Tom Wilcox

                  • Wendell Wright
                    Wendell Wright  1 months back

                    You can clearly hear it in Embids voice that he is sick. If he has a fever no way is he 100 percent

                    • money wuan
                      money wuan  1 months back

                      They be talking real slick on this show

                      • Srdjan Komadina
                        Srdjan Komadina  1 months back

                        Nikola Jokic > Joel Embid Jokic likes to eat but he plays 95 % of his games

                        • Srdjan Komadina
                          Srdjan Komadina  1 months back

                          @domgw58 Well I wasnt comparing him to Embid defensively, Embid is obviously better, but he is no KAT on defense is what i wanted to say :D

                        • domgw58
                          domgw58  1 months back

                          @Srdjan Komadina 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks a game....wooooooow no wonder he's at the top of everyone's defensive player of the year list(sarcasm) Embiid completely adjusts the way teams attack the sixers. Teams fear Embiid on defense. They don't fear Jokic...

                        • Srdjan Komadina
                          Srdjan Komadina  1 months back

                          @domgw58 A block and a steal per game, and good positioning too. So ur argument is false.

                        • domgw58
                          domgw58  1 months back

                          but plays 0% of defense lmao

                      • tnhan21
                        tnhan21  1 months back

                        Spray tan much?

                        • neetrab
                          neetrab  1 months back

                          Availability is the best ability. I can't stand the way the sixers are built either, Rick. But this is what we got. I'm a sixers fan and I want to trade both Embiid and Simmons. One is hardly ever healthy and don't care to eat healthy. The other can't and/or won't shoot.

                          • roger johnson
                            roger johnson  1 months back

                            I'd take Jokic everytime over Embiid. Jokic uses his size to get the advantage of the defense plus he get his teammates involved. He rebounds and passes, consistently giving you a good game. His presence is always felt on the floor. He is a handful for the opposition. He is not injuryprone as Embiid and doesn't spend his time tweeting, inviting trouble on Twitter. Embiid needs to grow up. He is a coaches nightmare. He doesn't play to his strength. He is not wise.

                            • roger johnson
                              roger johnson  1 months back

                              It is bad enough that the 76ers have to deal with Embiid's continual health issues. Moreover he is a coaches nightmare. He is very immature on and off the court. He will be a problem going forward. He has the skillset to dominate down low and on the block but settles for a perimeter game. I understand that has become a 3 point shooting league, however it takes away from his strength. He shoots too many 3
                              pointers and perimeter shots. He won't draw fouls that way plus the defense prefers to let him stay out there whether than to dominate in the paint. He also needs to stop tweeting so much which isn't wise. HEY EMBIID, GROW UP!

                              • domgw58
                                domgw58  1 months back

                                Embiid literally was second in the league in free throw attempts.... LOL. Great analysis

                                https://www.teamrankings.com/nba/player-stat/free-throws-attempted

                            • Agent J
                              Agent J  1 months back

                              That white dude is lost.

                              • creates100
                                creates100  1 months back

                                Embiid looks 30 at least.

                                • Something Clever
                                  Something Clever  1 months back

                                  Well if anybody knows about being a joke it's Whitlock. So he's probably right.

                                  • ImAviex
                                    ImAviex  1 months back

                                    Sick or not I think Embiid would be getting 20 or more points per game if they couldn't double for free off Ben Simmons man and make Embiid turn the ball over. Just food for thought.

                                    • D-Radd From MALIBU
                                      D-Radd From MALIBU  1 months back

                                      I'd take Jokic right now.Until Embied can be more consistent and stay healthy

                                      • Virgil R
                                        Virgil R  1 months back

                                        #Jokic
                                        Joel Embiid is good when he's healthy but that's just it when he is healthy?
                                        🤔

                                        • Ugly god
                                          Ugly god  1 months back

                                          Did Anthony Davis stop playing

                                          • Agent J
                                            Agent J  1 months back

                                            Embiid hasn’t made an excuse?? He was busy flying 🦅✈️✈️✈️✈️

                                            • kingongdude10
                                              kingongdude10  1 months back

                                              Only thing Jokic better than Embiid at is passing

                                              • Luka
                                                Luka  1 months back

                                                What's debatable? Jokic is the main ball handler in Denver, and has less turnovers in the whole postseason then Embiid has in 1 game

                                              • kingongdude10
                                                kingongdude10  1 months back

                                                Luka ball handeling? Debatable Jokic not half the man Embiid is on defense

                                              • Luka
                                                Luka  1 months back

                                                Also better at gameplaning, playmaking, ball handeling, shooting, leading, adjusting, stealing, rebounding.

                                            • Really Now
                                              Really Now  1 months back

                                              Jokic is out of shape and is still the best big man in the league

                                              • domgw58
                                                domgw58  1 months back

                                                i missed the part where he learned how to play defense....embiid scores more points, gets more rebounds and is the better two way player....you need to watch more basketball bro

                                            • Cq Thatdude
                                              Cq Thatdude  1 months back

                                              Embiid is a clown

                                              • LDBC Web Portal
                                                LDBC Web Portal  1 months back

                                                I don't know ya'll, but this Jokic fella is doing some damage... I don't think anyone has an answer for him yet. If by some chance the Warriors beat the Rockets, dude's gonna be problematic. I don't see Embiid better than him, as of now!

                                                • Garrett Murray
                                                  Garrett Murray  1 months back

                                                  Whitlock is a self hating sack of rubbish

                                                  • Joseph Jackson
                                                    Joseph Jackson  1 months back

                                                    GET RID OF EMB!! AND BEN SUMMONS. IT'S UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANY NBA PLAYER TO NOT WANT TO SHOOT. YOU WILL NEVER WIN ANY CHAMPIONSHIPS PLAYING LIKE THAT SO WHY SHOULD WE KEEP HIM AROUND, WELL ELTON BRAND IS SMART HE WILL MAKE THE NECESSARY CHOICES FOR THIS FRANCHISE! EVEN IF WE HAVE TO GET RID OF BOTH OF OUR STAR PLAYERS TO GET IN BETTER TALENT

                                                    • Cherechi Osisioma
                                                      Cherechi Osisioma  1 months back

                                                      Let's see Jokic is a better shooter, a better playmaker, a better passer...plays Point/Center, plays in a harder Conference yet plays more games, has wayy less injury concerns, and doesn't make a scene on Social Media...oh and is a walking Triple Double...yeah ill take Jokic.

                                                      • Cherechi Osisioma
                                                        Cherechi Osisioma  1 months back

                                                        @domgw58 Jokic is averaging more rebounds, points, blocks, assists etc in the Playoffs while playing in a harder Western Conference...then you'll say Joel Embiid has been sick and injured then I'll counter with the fact that Jokic isn't as injury prone so he's more reliable...I'll take Jokic, you can have Embiid and I'm African too 😊

                                                      • domgw58
                                                        domgw58  1 months back

                                                        @Cherechi Osisioma lol....so you acknowledge that Jokic doesn't hold up in those areas...Basketball is STILL a game about scoring, rebounding, and defending....I'll take embiid in all three areas

                                                      • Cherechi Osisioma
                                                        Cherechi Osisioma  1 months back

                                                        @domgw58 Embiid plays in the East 😂...also just because someone has a slight edge on Points and Rebounds doesn't mean that's all Centers are judged on...The game has evolved but your thought process hasn't.

                                                      • domgw58
                                                        domgw58  1 months back

                                                        embiid avgs more points, rebounds, and blocks....you know the things they judge big men by....additionally he's the only one of the two who could legitimately win DPOY. Jokic plays one end of the court and only beats embiid as a passer...This was fun

                                                    • Insultive
                                                      Insultive  1 months back

                                                      can jim Jackson never appear on tv again

                                                      • neetrab
                                                        neetrab  1 months back

                                                        can you not be stupid, again?

                                                    • stelzi290888
                                                      stelzi290888  1 months back

                                                      Kyrie and Simmons would work if Simmons is the playmaker

                                                      • Mike Bushey
                                                        Mike Bushey  1 months back

                                                        Compare both of these guys to Pascal.... That's something no one really talks bout either

                                                        • Jack Breh
                                                          Jack Breh  1 months back

                                                          Im sick and tired of the "Well embiid isnt at 100%" Dudes never at 100% hes a walking injury complex. Dude is never healthy. Dont tell me hes the best big man in the league when the dude only plays 4 games a year at that level cause thats the only time hes "healthy".

                                                          • domgw58
                                                            domgw58  1 months back

                                                            @Jack Breh question how many games a year did shaq play when the Lakers were winning those titles????? Your not gonna like the answer when you google it. LOL. 64 outta 82 games isn't atrocious. Outside of his first three years hes been relatively healthy. Look it up

                                                          • Jack Breh
                                                            Jack Breh  1 months back

                                                            @domgw58 Bruh playing 75% of games mamximum is atrocious. Especailly when of those 75% about 40% you're playing injured.

                                                            Its not a narrative. Its facts. Even princess Lebron whose notorious for just taking games off on a whim is no where near the level of constant absence as Joel "Im always hurt" Embiid.

                                                          • domgw58
                                                            domgw58  1 months back

                                                            @Jack Breh it's not impressive, it's not bad either...people like you just run with a narrative based on your impressions and not facts

                                                          • Jack Breh
                                                            Jack Breh  1 months back

                                                            @domgw58 you say 78% of game as if thats impressive. dude is 23 and hes struggling to even play 75% of a season lmfao

                                                          • domgw58
                                                            domgw58  1 months back

                                                            he literally hasn't played less than 63 games either of the past two years. 78% this year...read up before you speak

                                                        • Giants/Mets/Blazers
                                                          Giants/Mets/Blazers  1 months back

                                                          Whitlock has always been a joke so who is he trying to clown 🤷🏾‍♂️?

                                                          • AJ P
                                                            AJ P  1 months back

                                                            Bucher been cringey lately

                                                            • Matt Sangoi
                                                              Matt Sangoi  1 months back

                                                              Jim Jackson is the best

                                                              • foundaz
                                                                foundaz  1 months back

                                                                Embiid always sick when playing against the Raptors lol

                                                                • domgw58
                                                                  domgw58  1 months back

                                                                  wasn't sick in Game 6 when he was +40....

                                                              • Jay Inconclusive
                                                                Jay Inconclusive  1 months back

                                                                Jokic always been better

                                                                • Cowboy fan
                                                                  Cowboy fan  1 months back

                                                                  Gosh, I respect the heck out of Jason Whitlock, but Wiley makes these segments almost unwatchable. Not as bad as that bag of hot air with Skip, mind you, but nearly unwatchable.

                                                                  • Allen
                                                                    Allen  1 months back

                                                                    Keep hating on non-US players...haha what a joke

                                                                    • Thierry Kaya
                                                                      Thierry Kaya  1 months back

                                                                      In today's NBA being the best at your position doesn't necessarily give an edge to your team. Jokic is way
                                                                      much more better than Embiid in giving your roster an edge that can translate into wins:if u contain him at
                                                                      at the perimeter, he give the team so many options: shoot the 3, deliver an assist, initiate a pick and roll or
                                                                      drives in, in the same situation Embiid can do 2 things with an acceptable rate of success: shoot the 3 or
                                                                      pass to a better ball handler. Like a true traditional center Embbid thrives at the post, jokic can do the same
                                                                      in the same situation but because of his playmaking abilities he can do even more consistently. Ben Simmons
                                                                      on the other hand just need to start shooting consistently to be at Jokic's level or better.

                                                                      • domgw58
                                                                        domgw58  1 months back

                                                                        I'm guessing you didn't see embiid dribble past Marc Gasol to win game 2???? I also noticed that you ignored the defensive end of the court....much like Jokic does haha

                                                                    • KP
                                                                      KP  1 months back

                                                                      Rick you’re right, Embiid is not making the excuses. His team is doing it for him. He comes out plays bad, they say he’s sick. He comes out and smokes Toronto, they says oh he’s good. Somethings fishy here.

                                                                      • Dwayne Jones
                                                                        Dwayne Jones  1 months back

                                                                        Rick be tripping. He's all analytics and think he's smarter them everybody. Idk if he watches the game or do he just look at stats after the game.

                                                                        • Awesome J
                                                                          Awesome J  1 months back

                                                                          I’d take jokic over embid because he’s a walking double double and on the nights he’s not he’s a walking triple double. They both have great post games and can hit the 3 exceptionally well, difference is jokic makes his team better and he’s a better passer oh and he’s available and his teammates love him

                                                                          • Atreyu
                                                                            Atreyu  1 months back

                                                                            Rick. Talent only goes so far. heart, will, and leadership are also very important. Embiid has none of that. he's like so many of these young "star" athletes.. Brand/Twitter/trolling... is far more important than rings... in the end.