Embiid was sick and hurt, which made possible No. 2 making The Luckiest Shot in Playoff History. Then KD went from injured calf to ruptured Achilles. Then Klay Thompson, having maybe the game of his life, hurt his knee. How lucky was No. 2?
Well, that's it. No. 2 gets his championship and MVP. Congratulations. One incredible break after another, from Embiid to KD to Klay. Meant to be.
It really took a magnetic rim with a gift from the basketball gods for the NBA champions to beat the Sixers in 7 games with Embiid shitting his brains out half the series
🗣RUN. IT. BACK.
Odds for who Draymond will call from the parking lot tonight, via Caesars Sportsbook:
Lavar Ball 7-1
The Sixers aren’t close to a title because they barely lost to the Raptors. They are close because they have Joel Embiid, who is a top 5 player.
Not trying to make this about us 🤥 BUT... #Sixers could’ve had a ring this year. TOR’s bench DID NOT EXSIST in the EC semis. Need to see vids of Embiid eating healthy/conditioning/working out the double team & Ben shooting J’s all offseason long to help me heal 😩 #NBAfinals
Current top 10: (excluding KD)
1. Kawhi Leonard
2. Stephen Curry
3. James Harden
4. LeBron James
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo
6. Nikola Jokic
7. Damian Lillard
8. Anthony Davis
9. Paul George
10. Joel Embiid
Si Un Mbah a moute a pu générer Embiid et Siakam, combien de petits derrière peuvent générer Embiid et Siakam (qui ont plus de visibilité que le 1er) !?
AM thoughts: Sixers might have most talented team in the East if they run it back, but even in the worst-case scenario where Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler both leave, they can still be a legit contender long as Joel Embiid is healthy.
Need a good offseason from Elton Brand.
Congrats to the Raptors. All it took was Durant’s achillies exploding, Klay’s knee folding like a pretzel, and Embiid forgetting to take a life times worth of vitamin C supplements, for them to win it all
Si on se soutient mutuellement comme Mbah Moute a soutenu Embiid et Siakam je parie qu’on pourra tous réussir.
Jeremy Lin has more rings than Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Anthony Davis, John Wall, Bradley Beal, LaMarcus Aldridge, Donovan Mitchell and Blake Griffin! 💯 https://t.co/42EIAnz1pE
Current top 10 players (healthy)
Would you change anything
Lmaoooo "this was the Sixers year"
Everyone is blinded and forget about our flaws as a team
1 guy can't shoot a basketball
Embiid wasn't healthy
Our bench was one person deep
The Raptors were NASTY defensively.
How do you write off winning 2 series after Toronto?
loving the radio discussion about the sixers the day after the raptors won, a dude was just saying embiid had stomach issues because he may have ordered food at a comedy show at a theater and you can’t trust food at a theater
Nada de desmerecer a conquista pelas lesões de GS, mas sim enaltecer essa equipe incrível que bateu Sixers, Bucks e o mítico Warriors! Kawhi é fantástico e tornou-se o pilar de uma defesa que conteve Embiid, Giannis e os Splash Bros e deu o título pro Raptors! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Raptors
there's a process guy in my office who's already advocating trading embiid and simmons for picks
1. Anthony Davis 2. Demarcus Cousins (healthy) 3. Nikola Jokic 4. Joel Embiid 5. Clint Capela
We did when we traded for Jimmy and Tobias. If Embiid plays up to his regular season play we win that series. We lost cuz Embiid didn’t step up. But I give Toronto credit. They made the plays. They deserved to win.
Embiid Dow’s need to play better in the playoffs.
Is a good team. I’m not sure that team wins a title. TJ would get destroyed. No way I trade Ben for Kawhi.
New top 10.
Too bad their PG stood in the paint while Butler and Embiid tried running PnR.
Celtics were the best team on paper. Worst chemistry of any team
It wasn't impossible to beat them.
I just hear everyone running with this narrative that it was automatic.
"That should have been us"
You need a legit superstar to win.
We don't have that.
Embiid is the closest but is health & IQ of the game isn't there
Andre Drummond has more total rebounds
Karl Anthony towns has more total points
Gobert a far better defender
Mylz tuner leads in blocks
Embiid is still on min restrictions lmaok
I think you’re underestimating how good the sixers were when firing on all cylinders. Come on. How we lost game 4. Embiid having the shits game 2. We played the champs the best out of anyone!!!
Updated nba player power rankings (full league 6.14):
1) Kevin Durant
2) Kawhi Leonard
3) Steph Curry
4) Lebron James
5) James Harden
6) Giannis Antetekuombpo
7) Anthony Davis
8) Joel Embiid
9) Klay Thompson
10) Damian Lillard
I’m not sure this is the right mix for sure. But hopefully it is. Jus think Ben & Embiid’s fit is an issue Unless Ben starts shooting
Alguien se acuerda de Belinda/Julián (dependiendo de tu personaje) de Blanco y Negro 2??? A esos sí que les falto algo más de historia.
It would’ve been a close series no doubt but if we did get by them and these injuries happened to the warriors we 100% would’ve won. Embiid would’ve dropped 40 a night on cousins😂
My point is...because it works once, doesn't mean that's the route you go.
Kawhi was the exception to the rule.
When's the last time a 1 year rental lead a team to a title?
Kahwi made three grown men cry in the last few weeks. Embiid, Giannis, and Curry.
Embiid n'avait pas posé sa candidature avec l'équipe de France? Un vrai barjot celui-la
Gpbert shoving Embiid, orbital fracture, out the Kyrie Irving
2020 NBA Finals
Lakers vs Sixers
Kawhi Vs Butler
What a series it will be.
I watched giannis score 40 or more almost every game against us. Embiid definitely owns giannis but the bucks somehow always get us to switch and the second embiid is off giannis he scores
... tanto que o AD (muito superior ao Embiid) só levou o Pelicans aos playoffs 2 vezes em 7 anos. Tanto ele como o Embiid, alem de serem pivôs, se machucam muito, outro motivo por que acho difícil levarem um time ao título
Lebron was out of the east, they played against a sick Joel embiid, golden state lost KD, iggy played hurt, looney played hurt and Klay torn his ACL. In my opinion, even with kawhi they don’t beat a healthy warriors team. Happy for Toronto tho.
Hay cosas más prioritarias que un nuevo estadio, lo principal es subir a primera😂
Falar que o Embiid não pode ser o melhor jogador num time campeão não é uma crítica a ele, mano. Pra mim tem no máximo 5 jogadores da NBA atualmente que podem, e talvez o Luka no futuro. No basquete atual é muito difícil ter sucesso tendo o pivô como seu melhor jogador
6ers were a sick, tendinitis knee embiid away from a title this year. If ben comes back with a just a below average mid range J it's game over.
Let’s recap what Kawhi had to face in the 2019 NBA Playoffs:
Round 1: Young star Aaron Gordon (Magic)
Round 2: The young talent-laden Sixers (Butler/Embiid/Simmons/Harris)
Round 3: The Should-Be Regular Season MVP Giannis (Bucks)
Round 4: The Golden State Dynasty of this era.
Jermey Lin has more finals wins than Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Joel Embiid, James Harden, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic, Paul George, and lots of other players. https://t.co/PvA0u70EBW
thank you for finishing my statement, Kawhi is the best player in the NBA, he’s more durable, he beat the team to beat the last 5 years and he beat “MVP”giannis and splashed a mitt romney in embiid mitt for the series before thatno one in league can stop him
O Embiid jogou 2 temporadas "saudável", e nas duas foi o melhor pivô da liga. Cara só tem 25 anos e é também um dos melhores defensores da liga. Foi All-NBA 2nd team e NBA all-defensive 2nd team nas duas temporadas, já tá quebrando recordes da franquia (+)
Holy L, both Duran and Bron are over Kawhi and Harden doesn’t deserve to be on the top 5 and neither does Curry. I would replace them with Anthony Davis and with Joel Embiid https://t.co/WCQRaawLoQ
I forgot Embiid and Siakam are on the same national team. If they make the Olympics they’d be fun
Steph for Embiid. Who says no?
Embiid was healthy in game 7 and came up small.
Es a lo que me refería, precisamente. Que si se el tiro de Kawhi no entra (o incluso antes, aquel triple sobre Embiid para el 2-2) el análisis general hubiera sido de fracaso
Jeremy Lin has more rings that Embiid, Westbrook, Taytim, Giannis, Anthony, Iverson, Barkley, Malone together, HOW
En tout cas dès l’entame des playoffs, j’avais déjà bassiné mes collègues avec Siakam et Embiid 😂😂😂😂
Donc dans les prochains, ils savent que ma célébration est double 🇨🇲🇨🇦😁
Richardson for Chandler, Shamet, and their unprotected 1st. Would have tons of cap space, too, and could offer Brogdon a ton and force the Bucks into a terrible spot.
Wins a title.
Someone get eyes on Coach Pop, Dwayne Casey, Demar, Mike Conley, Embiid, and Giannis please https://t.co/YJowPhT93F
Well kawhi sat and still kept his regimen not sure on Embiid. Embiid played 64 games and Kawhi played 60 games
Enquanto Embiid for o melhor jogador de vocês vocês vão continuar comentando coisas como "quase ganhamos"
Idk seems more open to staying. But reality is Toronto doesn’t have an Embiid to sell him on long term with
Wouldnt call the raptor championship real too. Beat a sick/injured embiid and a injured kd/klay warriors team