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embiid declares himself best player in world
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:23:07 PM »

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Does he have the potential? Sure. Will he ever reach it? I doubt it. I have concerns on how much longer he'll be able to play at a high level.
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Do you guys have him as better than Giannis? Leonard?

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/257281/Joel-Embiid-Declares-Himself-Best-Player-In-The-World

He's just trolling, but there's nothing wrong with having that much utmost confidence in yourself. That being said, a healthy Embiid is one of the scariest things in the NBA, other than alternate dimensional Giannis that can actually shoot the 3 above league average clip.
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He has a future in Real Estate.

As for his statement? Well until he can bring it for most of a season - and SEASONS - and do this while Ben Simmons is on the floor - then he should stick to Real Estate.

There appears to be - to my untrained FAN eye - that there are competing styles of play with these two - the up-and-down frenetic pace that favors Simmons and the Old-School pound the ball inside style that favors Embiid.

Ben Simmons has looked like a World-Beater of late - even though I still believe that he could get exposed in the playoffs for his reluctance to shoot....

I "DO" applaud Ben Simmons for being just about OUTSTANDING at everything else, though....I have to give him that. He also appears to be the more durable of the two.

But yeah - Embiid has to prove it to me...not just go off spouting his craziness after ONE game...bring it EVERY game...make them fear you like they feared Shaq back in the day.
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He is only the best player in the world half the time.....the other half he is injured, out of shape or just not caring enough to play hard.

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Excellent meme material! :laugh:
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I don't even think he's the best big man. Imo, Giannis and AD are better than Embiid. There is an argument to be made for Jokic as well.
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Hilarious. Guy puts up 39/16 one night against a team without Kyrie/KD in a win that required overtime, and he's calling himself the best in the world  ::)

Giannis already averages like 30/13 on a nightly basis. Guys like him and Lebron bring it every game.

Embiid isn't even Top-5 this season.
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I don't even think he's the best big man. Imo, Giannis and AD are better than Embiid. There is an argument to be made for Jokic as well.

Agreed.

However he's very good when he's healthy, and if he can maintain his body he very well could make good on his claims.

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Do you guys have him as better than Giannis? Leonard?

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/257281/Joel-Embiid-Declares-Himself-Best-Player-In-The-World

I don't mind him thinking it. Players have to have that type of mentality to be able to rise up to the very top. Others will likely have a different opinion  :angel:
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Remember when Paul Pierce said he's the best player in the world after winning in 2008  ;D

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I expect every top 10 (or so) player to realistically believe they are the best player in the world.

He is not, but I'd be surprised if any of those guys didn't think that way.

For right now (excluding the injured players) I'd have him at 8th

1. Giannis
2. Lebron
3. Harden
4. Kawhi
5. Davis
6. Doncic
7. Jokic
8. Embiid
9. Butler
10. George

Durant and Curry are both better than Embiid if they return to health, so that would potentially drop him back 2 spots.  If he could stay healthier, I'd probably have him ahead of Jokic and maybe Doncic (though that might only be for this year).  Be hard to have him higher than Davis.
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Didn't he also say he'd win MVP and DPOY prior to the season commencing?
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