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Embiid, Towns hit with two-game bans for altercation

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A day after figuring in a dustup, All-Star players Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns get slapped with two-game suspensions

HEATED. Sixers' Joel Embiid and Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns have a history of talking trash on and off the court. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers win fourth straight

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:15 AM

After exchanging words, league stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns wrestle each other to the ground

MELEE. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns figure in a fight as Timberwolves coach Brett Brown and Sixers' Ben Simmons break them apart along with Timberwolves' Jeff Teague and Robert Covington. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Heartbroken Joel Embiid cries as Sixers crash out of playoffs

May 13, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Embiid and the Sixers get the boot in the Eastern Conference semifinals anew following a heart-wrenching Game 7 loss to the Raptors

STUNNED. Joel Embiid is left griefing as Kawhi Leonard hits the game-winning buzzer-beater over him. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: Embiid reveals illness in Sixers playoff loss

May 06, 2019 - 11:39 PM

After dominating Game 3, the seven-foot Cameroonian is visibly not in his finest form during Game 4 against the Raptors

PLAY THROUGH IT. Joel Embiid's health will be a concern as the Philadelphia 76ers meet the Toronto Raptors in Game 5. File photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


NBA fines Boston's Smart $50,000 for shoving Embiid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Celtics guard Marcus Smart gets slapped with a hefty fine for the third time this season

REPEAT OFFENDER. Marcus Smart figures in another altercation, this time with Sixers star Joel Embiid. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sore knee to sideline 76ers' Embiid at least a week

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers return from the All-Star break minus big man Joel Embiid

BIG LOSS. Joel Embiid sits out when the Philadelphia Sixers resume their playoff push against the Miami Heat this week. Photo from NBA Twitter

Embiid fined for attack on referees

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA slaps Sixers star Joel Embiid with a $25,000 fine for openly criticizing the referees

OUTBURST. Joel Embiid lashes out at the referees after the Sixers’ loss against the Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis come up with big blocks as the big men turn up to dominate the highlight reel

BIG PLAY. Joel Embiid proves clutch yet again for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Steph Curry lobs one up for a Kevin Durant alley-oop slam and Joel Embiid also throws down a windmill dunk

Steph Curry comes up with big plays, but they weren’t enough to stretch the Warriors’ run. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Injured Embiid shines for Sixers

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Shrugging off a sore back, Sixers star Joel Embiid posts his 38th double-double of the season against the Pacers

ROAD WIN. Joel Embiid helps power the Sixers to a road win against the Pacers for a 30-16 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers back on track as Embiid returns

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Joel Embiid returns after getting sidelined due to a sore ankle

RETURN. Joel Embiid returns to topscore for the Philadelphia 76ers with 26 points. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

Embiid fires 42 as Sixers stay perfect at home

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers go 7-0 in their homecourt as Joel Embiid powers the Sixers to an overtime escape versus the Hornets

FIERY FOURTH. Sixers star Joel Embiid pumps in 16 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter. Photo from the NBA

Joel Embiid trolls Andre Drummond again

Nov 04, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The 76ers star posts a video of the Pistons center dancing on his Instagram after dropping a monster double-double in a win

BIG MAN BEEF. Joel Embiid amps up his off-court beef with Andre Drummond. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Andre Drummond calls Joel Embiid 'Emmy Award-winning actor'

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The Pistons center and the Sixers star bring their rivalry off court

BATTLING BIG MEN. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid (left) and Detroit's Andre Drummond continue their rivalry off the court. File photos by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP (Embiid) and Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP (Drummond)


Spurs play with heavy hearts vs Warriors; Embiid shines in NBA playoff debut

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Playing minus their grief-stricken coach, the Spurs on brink of elimination; Embiid returns from 10-game absence

SAD DAY. The Spurs play minus coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died from a long-term illness. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid needs surgery for facial fracture

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid is also diagnosed with a concussion

MISFORTUNE. Bad luck hits Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he suffers an injury just when the NBA playoffs is drawing close. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP


Sixers' Simmons, Embiid picked for Rising Stars game

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Embiid could play alongside Simmons on the World team against the United States in the game for first- and second-year players

ALL-STAR. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid make it to the NBA All-Star weekend. Photos from Facebook

Sixers' Embiid hit with fine for social media outburst

Jul 09, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Joel Embiid is fined with 10 000 for using inappropriate language on social media

Saric among record 4 global NBA All-Rookie picks

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric is a unanimous selection to the NBA All Rookie team which feature a record 4 players from outside the United States

GLOBAL ALL-ROOKIE. Dario Saric #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers is among the record 4 global NBA All-Rookie members of 2017. File Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid will sit out remainder of season due to injury

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Embiid will miss the rest of the season after an old meniscus tear appears more pronounced in an MRI scan

86ED. Joel Embiid joins Ben Simmons among the Philadelphia 76ers' young talent who will sit out the rest of the season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

More Sixers woe as Embiid faces layoff with knee injury

Feb 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Embiid skipped practice on Monday and is scheduled for more tests on his left knee after missing the Sixers last 5 games

INJURED. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, seen here in January, faces layoff due to a knee injury. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

James Harden registers second 50-point triple-double of season

Jan 28, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Harden scores 51 with 13 assists and 13 rebounds as the Rockets defeat the Philadelphia 76ers

COOKING UP A STORM. James Harden had another night to remember, finishing just two short of his career-high in points. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Porzingis to spark World team in Rising Stars Challenge

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:23 AM

Joel Embiid Kristaps Porzingis Dante Exum and Karl Anthony Towns are among the young players who will see action in the World vs USA game

ALL STAR WEEKEND. Joel Embiid, who leads all NBA rookies with 19.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.47 blocked shots per game, will represent the World team in the Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid catches fire late as 76ers beat Bucks

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Embiid scores 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in 29 minutes as the Sixers get their fourth win in their last 5 games

TRUST THE PROCESS. Joel Embiid scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter in a 76ers win on the road. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Joel Embiid imitates Triple H's entrance

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Even Triple H is trusting the process

TRUST THE PROCESS. Joel Embiid plays the game and buries the Hornets in Triple H fashion. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid, Covington lift 76ers over Nets for 10th win

Jan 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The 76ers rally from an 11 point halftime deficit and score 13 straight down the stretch to seal the victory

TRUST THE PROCESS. Cameroonian rookie Joel Embiid scores 20 points in the Sixers' win over the Nets. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid has career night as 76ers beat Nets

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Joel Embiid scores 33 points grabs 10 rebounds and blocks 3 shots as the 76ers snap an 8 game home losing streak

THE PROCESS. Sixers fans were worried after Joel Embiid was seen rubbing his knee, but called it "nothing." File photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Wet floor forces postponement of 76ers-Kings game

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Sixers announced the decision an hour before the game was scheduled to start

BE PATIENT. 76ers coach Brett Brown asks for patience with comebacking Joel Embiid, who remains an inexperienced 22-year-old returning from injury despite his big potential. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' LeBron James becomes youngest to 27,000 points

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED LeBron James 31 years and 317 days old scores 11 in the first quarter to surpass former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant

27,000 POINTS. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Coach Brown calls for Embiid patience as 76ers fall again

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Joel Embiid scores 14 points but the 7 foot player s contribution was not enough to stop the Sixers sliding to their sixth loss of the year

BE PATIENT. 76ers coach Brett Brown asks for patience with comebacking Joel Embiid, who remains an inexperienced 22-year-old returning from injury despite his big potential. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons, Embiid part of global revival plan for 76ers

Oct 23, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have dealt with injuries but are expected to revitalize the 76ers to their past glory

PHILLY REVIVAL. Joel Embiid, who missed the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons with injuries, has shown promise in preseason action for the 76ers. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Sixers’ Joel Embiid shows no mercy in blocking kid’s shot

Aug 28, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Joel Embiid teaches a kid an important lesson

ANOTHER SEASON LOST. Former University of Kansas star Joel Embiid has yet to make his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Did Mutombo know the NBA Draft Lottery results before it happened?

May 18, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Philadelphia won the top pick for the 2016 NBA Draft something one of the team s former big men seemed to know beforehand

Joel Embiid's NBA debut postponed another season

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The 7 foot big man is set to miss his second straight season after undergoing more foot surgery

ANOTHER SEASON LOST. Former University of Kansas star Joel Embiid has yet to make his debut for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court - Ceiling wins over quick returns in NBA Draft

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:47 PM

NBA teams were looking to the future when picking from one of the deepest talent pools in recent Draft history

NEW FACES. From left: Doug McDermott, Andrew Wiggins, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and Jabari Parker (R) along with other top NBA draft prospects on stage at the NBA Draft. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Andrew Wiggins selected number one in NBA Draft

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers dipped into the Canadian talent pool for the second straight year by making Andrew Wiggins the top pick in the NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins (R) poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) after being selected number one overall by the Cleveland Cavs. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA 2014 Rookie Draft

Jun 27, 2014 - 2:10 AM

Rappler s live blog of the 2014 NBA Draft

THE NEXT GENERATION. From left: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker, who are expected to be top picks. Photos from Wikicommons

Holding Court - NBA Draft: A big 3 no more?

Jun 25, 2014 - 6:09 AM

The draft order has been thrown into chaos after news broke of Joel Embiid s foot fracture With days to go from the draft who will jump to the head of the pack?

THE NEXT GENERATION. From left: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker, who are expected to be top picks. Photos from Wikicommons

The top 10 storylines of the NBA offseason (Part 1 of 2)

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:32 PM

From Kevin Love trade rumors Carmelo Anthony s free agency to the wrench thrown in the NBA Draft picture part one of the offseason s top 10 story lines

Carmelo Anthony has opted out of his contract with the Knicks, making him a free agent for the first time in his career. Photo by EPA

NBA Mock Draft v1.0 - Cashing in on the lottery

May 25, 2014 - 7:06 AM

With the NBA Draft a month away take a look at where columnist Naveen Ganglani thinks the top amateur basketball prospects could wind up

THE NEXT GENERATION. From left: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker are expected to be the top picks in the upcoming NBA draft. Photos from Wikicommons

Holding Court - Big 3 of NBA draft class is complete

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:05 PM

With the three top college prospects Andrew Wiggins Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid all declaring for the NBA draft columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes their merits

THE NEXT GENERATION. From left: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker are expected to be the top picks in the upcoming NBA draft. Photos from Wikicommons

Holding Court - Returning the Celtics to NBA glory

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has a lot to be upset about as do the franchise s fans Columnist Bert Ramirez examines what the Celtics have to do to return to their glory days

CELTIC STRUGGLE. Boston head coach Brad Stevens, seen her with Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, have a tough road ahead to bringing the Celtic franchise back to prominence. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Holding Court - Projected top NBA draft picks eliminated early

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Several of the top projected NBA draft picks saw their teams take early exits in March Madness but will that affect their draft position? Columnist Bert Ramirez examines

LOTTERY TICKET. Center Joel Embiid's Kansas squad took an early March Madness exit, but columnist Bert Ramirez doesn't anticipate that will affect his draft status. Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images/AFP