Embiid returns to starting lineup against Pacers

Sidelined for eight games by left knee soreness, Sixers center Joel Embiid is starting Sunday in a key Eastern Conference showdown against Indiana.
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Embiid: Role since Butler trade ‘frustrates me’

Sixers center Joel Embiid said he feels his offense has taken a hit since the team acquired Jimmy Butler last month, saying that being used as a stretch-5 “really frustrates me.”
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Under Armour Signs Embiid to Endorsement Deal

For Joel Embiid, his newly inked deal with Under Armour is going to be “bigger than just shoes.”
Turning aside other reported suitors including Puma and New Balance, the center for the Philadelphia 76ers instead opted for a five-year apparel and footwear endorsement deal with Under Armour. He had previously been sponsored by Adidas.
At Under Armour, Embiid joins Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, skier Lindsey Vonn, ballerina Misty Copeland and others. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but ESPN reported that the endorsement will make him the highest paid center in the NBA.
In a first-person account on Under Armour’s web site posted on Wednesday, Embiid wrote: “When I sat down with Under Armour, one of the first things we talked about was how this can be bigger than just shoes, bigger than just basketball. I want to help change people’s lives.
“Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing that I said to Under Armour, and they were behind it 100 percent. This isn’t about a shoe deal. I mean, listen…I’m gonna make sure they design some shoes as pretty as I am. Don’t

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Wait over: Embiid says 76ers’ time is now

Joel Embiid knows the Sixers have a bright future, but he thinks that the team can make waves in the present.
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Sources: Sixers’ Embiid cleared for Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been cleared to play in Thursday night’s Game 3 against the Miami Heat, barring a setback in warmups, sources tell ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
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We’ve got the proof: You cannot stop Joel Embiid

Here’s what we know: Joel Embiid, at 30 minutes per game, is an MVP candidate. Now with no restrictions, look out NBA.
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Embiid clears protocol, won’t play in Game 2

Joel Embiid is out of the NBA’s concussion protocol, but the 76ers star will not play in Game 2 and coach Brett Brown won’t commit to a return date.
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How Joel Embiid is trolling the NBA

Embiid has turned the Sixers’ famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright — for now.
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LaVar Ball says Joel Embiid ‘can’t play at all’ (Yahoo Sports)

LaVar Ball further escalates feud with Joel Embiid, says he 'can't play at all'

The elder Ball, never known to take the high road, went after Embiid’s acumen.

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