Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers and the arduous task of building around a superstar

8:00 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN INSIDE MCALISTER FIELDHOUSE on The Citadel’s campus in Charleston, South Carolina, all eyes are fixed on a conversation between Joel Embiid and P.J. Tucker. For the second straight day of training camp in late September, the new Philadelphia 76ers teammates engaged in a long — and loud — discussion over … Read more

Lowe’s annual League Pass Rankings! Teams 30-11 in watchability and fun (sorry, Jazz fans)

It’s time for our silliest preseason tradition: The 11th (how???) annual League Pass Rankings, a watchability scale to help you avoid wasting time on things like, “Wait, has this team actually ordered its players to tie their shoes together as part of its Lose-A-Rama for Victor Wembanyama campaign?” These are not power rankings! They are … Read more

France wants Joel Embiid for national team in 2024 Olympics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Joel Embiid has two choices: the red, white and blue of the U.S., or the blue, white and red of France. An Olympic medal might hinge on his decision. France is still hopeful that Embiid — the reigning NBA scoring champion — will choose to wear its colors for the 2024 Paris … Read more

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid now a U.S. citizen, says it is a ‘blessing to be an American’

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Joel Embiid is an American citizen. Born in Cameroon, Embiid said Thursday he was sworn in as a citizen two weeks ago in Philadelphia. The NBA scoring champion and Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center said his family — Embiid and his Brazilian girlfriend, Anne de Paula, have a 2-year-old son — played a … Read more

NBArank 2022 – Ranking the best players for 2022-23, from 5 to 1

NBArank is back for its 12th season counting down the best players in the league. Where are MVP candidates such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic? What about rookies and young stars ready to take the leap into the upper tier of NBA players? To get the final NBArank prediction, we … Read more