Archive for the 'Joel Embiid' Category

76ers Avoid Elimination, Cavs Sweep Raptors, Capitols Advance First Time 20 Years, Tom Brady’s Attire At Met

BASKETBALL

In a do or die game Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers fought back and avoided elimination. T.J. McConnell turned it up in his first career playoff start for the Sixers and finished the night with a career high 19 points. The Sixers trail 3-1 in the series but have not given up and will play game 5 on Wednesday night.  Teams that trail 3-0 have never come back to win a series, but Sixers Joel Embiid said “We’re playing our hearts out and just trying to be that one team.” Philadelphia 103, Boston 92.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers  swept the Toronto Raptors for the second consecutive season. The Cavs will now head to the eastern conference finals. Cavs 128, Raptors 93.

HOCKEY

With a win in overtime agains the Pittsburgh Penguins, and for the first time in 20 years,  the Washington Capitols advance to the Eastern Conference finals where they will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The winner of that series heads to the Stanley Cup Finals.

OTHER

Tom Brady lit up social media with his choice of attire for the annual Met Gala. The theme for the gala this year was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Brady wore a black tux adorned with gold to match his supermodel wife, Giselle Bundchen’s, gold Versace dress.

 

Share
No comments

Curry & LeBron NBA All-Star Captains, Joel Embiid’s Words To Rihanna, NBA All-Star Starters

BASKETBALL

NBA All-Star votes are in and the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and the Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James were named Captains of their respective conferences.  Players, fans and the media select the All-Star starters for the game in Los Angeles on February 18th. NBA Head coaches will select the reserves on Tuesday with the full rosters set by January 25th. The All-Star game the last few years has been an offensive scoring blowout, so this year to mix things up and make it more fun for the fans, the Captains (Curry and James) will select their teams regardless of the conference they’re in. With this new system, teammates might not be playing together and traditional rivalries will be gone.

One new selection this year is Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid. After he heard he made the cut Thursday night, he celebrated by posting 26 points and 16 rebounds in a win over the Boston Celtics. After the game, his coach Brett Brown spoke about his excitement for Embiid by saying, it’s “like somebody just gave one of your children a star and put it on his paper. His story of perseverance is remarkable, and his story as it reflects the organization and the process that we’ve all been going through is a wonderful story. I’m just very proud of him.” In Embiid’s interview after the game, he was asked about the celebrity he’s had a crush on who blew him off 5 years ago. The woman was Rihanna, and according to Embiid she said to him,  “Come back when you’re an All-Star.”  So now he’s saying, “She denied me back then; there’s no reason to go back to her. So I gotta move on to the next one. There’s a lot of pretty women out there, and I’m beautiful, so I gotta move on to the next one.”

Here is a list of the other starters by conference:

Eastern Conference: Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston’s Kyrie Irving, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan

Western Conference: Houston’s James Harden, New Orleans Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, and Golden State’s Kevin Durant

Share
No comments

UCLA Players Suspended, Joel Embiid And 76ers On Fire, Kevin Hart Trust The Process

BASKETBALL

The three UCLA basketball players who were caught shoplifting in China are back in the US and  have been suspended indefinitely from the team. According to their coach, “They will have to earn their way back.” President Trump tweeted the players were set for 10 years in jail if he hadn’t intervened with the President of China. All three players, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, thanked President Trump for helping them out of the situation.

In the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers have been transformed. Their young team, led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, is causing a stir in the League. Embiid put on a show Wednesday night in Los Angeles in a big win over the Lakers with 46-points, 15-rebounds, seven-assists, and seven-rebounds.  After the game, Philly fan Kevin Hart, ran over to Embiid gave him a big hug and later tweeted “Trust the PROCESS!!!!! A healthy sixers team is a problem for the NBA!!! It’s all about growth!!!” 76ers 115, Lakers 109.

Share
No comments