The Moment When IT BECAME PERSONAL For Joel Embiid

6. Ožu 2021.
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Looking at these 2 videos side by side, it’s crazy how refined Joel Embiid has become, executing Dirk’s patented 1 legged fadeaway.
That’s just one of the moves that he’s polished and is now destroying the opposition with.
He’s been unstoppable this season. Second in the league in scoring- averaging an unreal line of 30 points and 11 and half rebounds per game.
He’s leading the Sixers to the number 1 spot in the east, and with that cementing himself as the clear favorite so far for the MVP award. Which is unbelievable.
But let me dive deeper and reveal Embiid’s actual reason and motivation to get on another level this season. It’s all because it became personal with him.
Let me explain everything. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
And it’s no wonder that he hit Rudy Gobert with this move, and that it came as a part of his inhumane 40 point and 19 rebound game against Utah just a few days ago.
The Jazz big man has a lot to do with Embiid’s explosion this season but before explaining the whole situation, let me show you the anger, and revenge that Joel played with against Rudy.
Just look at the bullyball on 2 straight possessions. Goes full force right at him, showing everyone how much more powerful he is, hitting the stifle tower with an earthquake and completely destroying it.
Right here I love the multiple efforts on defense as he contests Mitchell and then the monster rejection definitely saving a sure basket in the clutch.
And since he’s been killing the Jazz the entire game with jump shots from the block, right here sets the pick and opens up at that same spot, a great pump fake that Gobert bites on, and look at the room that he has, as he goes inside and gets high up there for the dunk.
Back to the video. In an ESPN article, Embiid expressed how he felt when Gobert was selected for one of the All NBA teams over him last season. He said:
I agree that Anthony Davis had a better season than me, Jokic? That's debatable. But Rudy Gobert? No offense, but he averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds and I had my 23 and 12, and that's kind of a big difference. I think my numbers were better. But people didn't want to vote for me because our team didn't do well.
That's OK, because I will use it to motivate me so there is no chance that anyone can make that mistake again.
And this is the exact moment when Joel Embiid took it personal.
So how did he respond? By dominating the first half of the season, again with 30 points and 11 and a half rebounds per game, and taking his team to the number 1 spot in the conference.
Culminating with the annihilation of his rival at the center position in that head to head battle.
So after the game, Embiid had a lot to say. First he went directly at a reporter:
And then he confirmed what he said in that ESPN article and his motivation to destroy his opposition this year:
What I love the most however is the fact that Joel stated on multiple occasions how important it is to him to win the defensive player of the year award and how winning and team success is the top priority.
As a player who’s been criticized for the lack of discipline, dedication, his issues with conditioning and diet, all of the negatives that people have said about him- it seems like this season we see a completely new version of Embiid. A more mature and focused player, who finally understands what it takes and what’s the main goal. Winning.
So as he’s working to accomplish that, and doing a good job at it at the moment, at the same time, Joel Embiid is making a strong case for the most coveted individual award that an NBA player can get in a season. The MVP trophy.
And if both him and the Sixers continue to play like this, I honestly don’t see any competition.
Let me know if you think that Philly is for real, and if Joel can be an MVP.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

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    • @Augustus Dorian awesome! It took roughly 15 mins but it worked!!

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    • I like how you put your vids in comments

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    • Sorry he’s not doing as much as dame. Dames carrying an entire team with a terrible coach. How many game winners does he have to hit in clutch time to get attention? I agree it’s close but dames got the edge for me.

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    • You shot a Left handed 3?

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  • Jokic > Embroken

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  • now he's injured, too bad

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  • I love the segway into the sponsor

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  • Joel Embiid: My goal is to be DPOY I remembered that Ben Simmons is one of the contenders for DPOY

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  • Nba: and Rudy gobert is selected for all nba Joel Embiid: Thats all I needed, and then it became personal with me.

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  • Dude has a different look in eyes . Hope he gets back on the court soon 🙏👍

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  • Basketball is literally head ball for basketball. Only real ones remember all the sidemen ads and literally any fifa youtuber

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  • Embitch trash

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  • Embiid should won the mvp this season

    Renjolo BagunuRenjolo BagunuPrije 27 dana
  • Undisputed MVP of the year

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  • Dude this thing you are doing with your voice is really annoying

    Joan Serra DomínguezJoan Serra DomínguezPrije 29 dana
  • As a jazz fan I will say Joel exposed all of Rudy’s weaknesses!

    Axel GranziniAxel GranziniPrije 29 dana
  • that last shot thou😂mvp mvp haha

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    • wdym

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  • The Crying Big Embid

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    • at least hes good

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  • If he stays healthy, he can dominate the league in the next 3-5 years. After Lebron's era, it would be Luka, Giannis and this guy.

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  • He already know they trying to hand lebron his last MVP so he ain't losing it all. Let him focus on what lebron can't get until he retire "DPOY"

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  • He did better than gobert, but jokic doing better than him last season isn't debatable.

    DullahanDullahanPrije mjesec
  • Let me just say one 2 things, Embiid is having really really good season, but honestly speaking Jokic is winning this year MVP numbers don’t lie..but full respect for Embiid.

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  • Gonna lose in 2nd round, so how really cares

    Almantas GlinskasAlmantas GlinskasPrije mjesec
  • 1:43 That’s me attempting to finally get my life back together.

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  • 1:43 That’s me attempting to finally get my life back together.

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  • other reasons for embiid's domination is kawhi lenoard's clutch shot in game 7

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  • Me: this guy kinda looks like a white kyrie irving *later in the video* Heatcheck: you can find me on basketball arena with my username “WhiteKyrie”

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  • I like this's Joel szn🔥🔥🔥

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  • ok White kyrie

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  • The ads is so smooth

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  • Plot Twist: Rudy Gobert takes this personal and goes on and Defensive and offensive spree👀👀.

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    • Joel > Rudy

      Brice SmithBrice SmithPrije 28 dana
  • He was never afraid of top centers. Not sure if it was 2 years ago or last year but every big name center he went against he made them look bad.. but this year hes on another level

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  • Philly, the Jazz, lakers, and nets are all top contenders.

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  • Jokic vs Embiid: Minutes Played: Jokic - 1114(ranked 5), Embiid - 855(ranked 68) Player Efficiency Rating: Jokic - 31.1(ranked 1), Embiid - 30.7(ranked 2) True Shooting %: Jokic - .650(ranked 13), Embiid - .652(ranked 11) Offensive Rebound %: Jokic - 9.2(ranked 22), Embiid - 7.3(ranked 32) Defensive Rebound %: Jokic - 25.5(ranked 16), Embiid - 29.6(ranked 8) Total Rebound %: Jokic - 17.3(ranked 18), Embiid - 18.8(ranked 10) Assist %: Jokic - 39.5(ranked 7), Embiid - 16.5(ranked 75) Steal %: Jokic - 2.3(ranked 14), Embiid - 1.8(ranked 49) Block %: Jokic - 1.7(ranked 71), Embiid - 3.6(ranked 20) Turnover %: Jokic 13.8(ranked 55), Embiid - 13.0(ranked 66) Usage %: Jokic - 29.3(ranked 21), Embiid - 33.8(ranked 3) Offensive Win Shares: Jokic - 5.4(ranked 1), Embiid - 3.3(ranked 7) Defensive Win Shares: Jokic - 1.5(ranked 8), Embiid - 1.6(ranked 7) Total Win Shares: Jokic - 6.8(ranked 1), Embiid - 4.9(ranked 3) Win Shares per 48: Jokic - .295(ranked 1), Embiid - .274(ranked 2) Offensive Box +/-: Jokic - 8.9(ranked 1), Embiid - 6.5(ranked 5) Defensive Box +/-: Jokic - 2.3(ranked 3), Embiid - 1.5(ranked 16) Total Box +/-: Jokic - 11.2(ranked 1), Embiid - 8.0(ranked 2) VORP: Jokic - 3.7(ranked 1), Embiid - 2.2(ranked 6) Total PPG: Jokic - 27.0(ranked 9), Embiid - 29.8(ranked 3) Total RPG: Jokic - 10.9(ranked 12), Embiid - 11.3(ranked 9) Total APG: Jokic - 8.4(ranked 6), Embiid - 3.1(ranked 68) Total SPG: Jokic - 1.7(ranked 4), Embiid - 1.3(ranked 25) Total BPG: Jokic - 0.6(ranked 77), Embiid - 1.3(ranked 13) Total TOPG: Jokic - 3.3(ranked 259), Embiid - 3.4(ranked 262) Double Doubles: Jokic - 27(ranked 1), Embiid - 18(ranked 9) Triple Doubles: Jokic - 7(ranked 2), Embiid - 0( Tied for Last in League) FG %: Jokic - 56.2(ranked 13), Embiid - 52.7(ranked 24) 3pt %: Jokic - 40.8(ranked 43), Embiid - 40.5(ranked 48) FT %: Jokic - 87.5(ranked 22), Embiid - 85.5(ranked 36) Jokic is HANDS DOWN dominating the league right now!

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  • Embiid is a floppy cheater

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  • Splaaaaaaaash

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  • Eating burger doesnt make u bad player

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  • Embiid surely can

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  • Drew Hanlen is the best

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  • JokicMVP

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  • his foot work for a 7 footer is unheard of!!!!!

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  • Whitekyrie, whiteiverson, i love it

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  • Hey Stefan:) What do you think about Dennis Schröder?

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  • I love the way embid plays he just needs a reliable teammates

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  • I am a. 76ers fan he is my favorite player and he should win MVP

    Zohar BarzilayZohar BarzilayPrije mjesec
  • MVP

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  • 6:49 EMVIIPD

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  • Then it became personal for Embiid and Simmons barber.

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  • He's trash

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  • Gobert does not deserve that much salary, he protects the ring well but against big centers he is not great. Embiid destroyed him.

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  • i cant find you under the name white kyrie

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  • This ain't bully ball, it's a plain offensive foul.

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  • His a great player, not a Embiid/76ers and jot a Jazz fan. The only thing that I really hate about him is that he flops even with a slightest bump on him or when a player put their hands on his back before he reaches the ground after a rebound the way he act is like he was shoved so hard for him to fall on the floor. He's like james harden who is playing in 5, and that game with Jazz when Mitchell got ejected, the way he tolerates and take advantage with those super soft refs by making a Tech sign is just crazy. You're a big man that flops a lot, wtf?!

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  • Best ad intro ever bruh!

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  • Jokara brat!!! MVP!!!

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  • Anyone that called Embiid lazy is lazily repeating a narrative. You dont watch Emiid play.OUT OF SHAPE when he missed time to injury? YES. He always came back early. LAZY? No,

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  • Yes. Its called maturity. Every great player gets "it" around this stage

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  • I told people he is more unstoppable than Giannis in the paint when he is not lazy am i wrong

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  • Hey man im so glad to see your channel having success and growing every day, i remember watching your first videos, when you only had like 4k subs, happy for you man great work

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  • Yo Heat Check.. you gotta be a Heat fan. With that Vice City lighting on your room says it all. 😁

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  • That transition was smooth (y'all know what I'm talking about)

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  • Joel is right when your team is losing, most people don't care about you

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  • So this season Jokić and Embiid managed to drop 47 and 40 on Gobert in a game. DPOY indeed 😂

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  • Embiid really proves to the critics wrong, if he keep playing like this down the stretch , he would surely win the MVP this year but I would love to see him also holding that Larry O'Brian thropy

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  • yeah, he's on the pace on winning MVP, he should get it done, a lot of games to come!!

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  • It's statistics number. Because when gober in bench, jazz defensive rate is going down so bad. But if embid in bench 76ers still got howard and ben to defend. Doesn't mean Rudy is better than embid or vice versa. But it's hard to compare that gameplay. When one team only have 1 good defender vs team who have couple good defender. That's why people likely to see Rudy is more dpoy because nobody come close about defending in Jazz i guess.

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  • Thats right because I'm the most unstoppable player in the league,

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  • 1:43 you the goat my man 😂😂

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  • LoL there is a video, where a referee eatches this game and says where are bad calls, andi. This game, refs were bought for philly. Respect for embiid, butthey won only because refs are bought these times.

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  • Embiid averages 30 pts? Marc Gasol: O RLY?

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  • Embiid: *wants DPOTY* Simmons: I'll stay down mate.

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  • I really like Joel Embiid as a player, he makes his mistakes and criticisms as a motivation and that's what makes him stronger and better every season.

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  • he’s a great feat with cp3 I think

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  • He kept on lowering he's shoulder and some how wasn't called a charge?? Come on guys reff is cookin...

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    • Exactly

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  • man is hitting 3 's

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  • why does everybody hate rudy gobert?

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  • Yo why I really think he was finna dunk 😭😭😭

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  • Worst game i've ever seen. So many missed calls and wrong calls all for 76ers to win. This game turned me into a Jazz fan.

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  • What do you think? Push off or no? 1:10

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  • I belive him.being MVP is way better then LBj

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  • "Let's get in to it!"

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  • "Let's get in to it!"

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  • I love his fade aways

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  • gobert can't even defend zion and y'all expect him that he can guard embiid??????

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  • Rudy GoBurt

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  • I remember the inside guys, especially Chuck, pointing out some of the things that need to be improved on Joel's play to get to the next level. They referenced Giannis who was someone as locked in compared to Joel who's just goofing around... it will be interesting in the playoffs. the sixers core has a closing window of opportunity

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    • How is it closing embiid is about to turn 27 and Simmons is only 24

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  • Dat basketball arena is the next Raid. I saw it earlier on other ytbers' ads

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  • I swear Rudy Gobert is dumb and doesn't know how to use his own body

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  • That clip of Stefan was so funny I watched the whole game plug instead of ffw-ing

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  • Rumour has it stefan has never missed a shot on the door hoop

    William McvicarWilliam McvicarPrije mjesec
    • that rumour is certainly not true lol

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  • I'm not a fan of a player talking about their numbers. Just play the game man.

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  • I still can't believe that the Jazz gave Rudy all that money. He is the second best player on the Jazz lol. Not worth anywhere near 205 million

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  • Last year he was missing games due to injury and luckily simmons coulds step up until halfway through Simmons got injured. Embiid returned after all star bresk and then there was an issue of losing away games along with coaching issues. Embiid still been the same, kawhj humiliated 76ers and he knew he had to work harder. Defence. Give him some room and he'll put the ball in the net but this brotha wants nothing more than to put in the work and enjoy the rewards of the his efforts. It's championship time for Philly. Hope big fella and the rest of the team stay healthy!

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  • Your username White Kyrie reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Post Malone called White Iverson

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  • the thing i hate ab dpoy is that it isn’t ab playing actual defense it’s just an stats like the only reason gobert won dpoy is bc he’s tall has a long wingspan and has big hands which makes blocking shots easy for him like that is the only reason he won it and it was proven last year as well simmons deserved dpoy over giannis bc he actually played defense giannis only won bc he blocked more shots

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  • Where is Stefan from?

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    • Macedonia

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  • why do I love watching Gobert getting destroyed

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  • I see Embiid is going to win the mvp... the closest to him is Jokić, another center

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  • Embiid is the only one who can stop Giannis from winning his 3rd MVP.

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  • It's a no brainer. Embiid is the best center in today's game.

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  • 0:43 “Let me explain everything”. Like you always do, Stefan, like you always do. Peace out.

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  • Embiid highlights are actually mad fun to watch. Just pretty basketball.

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