For Joel Embiid, the Sixers have what it takes to win a title
This is a career-defining match Joel Embiid even if it’s just a regular season meeting. The Cameroon pilot, who was not on the list of All-Star Game owners, used the arrival of two-time MVP Nikola Jokic to send a message to everyone with 47 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists! After all, it’s the 7th straight victory for the Sixers, who are clinging to the basques of the Celtics.
After a slow start to the season, the Sixers have found the fuel they need and 2023 is the right year for Joel Embiid to win his first ring and bring the trophy back to Philadelphia after a 40-year wait!
“I actually think so” he answers at the press conference. “We have James Harden, he’s obviously playing very well. We have Tyrese Maxey. Tobias is very good. PJ Tucker is there… We have a group of players that hold each other well. We’ll see in the playoffs, but I think it’s all there in terms of finishing. Everyone is adjusting, we have our shooters, our defenders and James Harden. So I think we have a good chance. »
“It is known that I am not appreciated. I don’t know if it’s because I troll too much or because I’m an ass…”
What makes him forget this absence among the owners of the Big Star Game. “I’m used to it. Not for the first time. I think winning is more motivating, that’s the most important thing. Perhaps this is the only way to gain respect.” he continues. “It didn’t surprise me. It is well known that I am not appreciated. It’s beautiful… I don’t know if it’s because I troll too much or because I’m an ass… But it’s beautiful. I continue to be myself. I keep being stupid and I keep trolling and if people don’t like it, that’s their problem. But as I said, the goal is still to win. »
With 7 straight wins, the Sixers are hot on the heels of the Celtics and they just beat the Clippers, Nets, Nuggets or even the Lakers. A true steam engine ready to forget years of frustration.
“We are determined to win. As long as we’re winning, I know everything will fall into place. If we keep winning and everyone stays healthy, I’ll have a better chance to come out and win the title.” he assures before reminding us that there is still room for improvement. “We show fragments, but we could not do it in 48 minutes. Like tonight… We were determined in the second half. We were determined in the fourth quarter. In the first half, we did not exist. So, we haven’t reached the 48th minute yet. »
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