OK I’m Beginning To Think There’s Something To This Whole “Joel Embiid isn’t cleared to play” Thing

Brett Brown, Bryan Colangelo and his thick, deep collars met with some assembled media today at what appears to be the set where they take product shots for food delivery services and explained to the gathered mass that, fuck no, Joel Embiid isn’t cleared to play 5 -on-5:

“We just left the gym with him running around and getting shots. To be able to tell you specifically what I’m expecting to be able to get out of him next week, I’m not able to do that now.”


Me, watching that video:

Colangelo added that it is too early to tell when Embiid will scrimmage, but that he has not suffered a setback following his knee surgery this spring and that the team is just being overly cautious. It sounds like Embiid will meet with doctors next week.

Still, this feels odd. Why even the hesitation? The meniscus thing is a simple procedure and there’s no reason the Sixers shouldn’t know, for sure, that Embiid is good to go. Again, they’re likely being overly cautious, but this isn’t a group that deserves the benefit of the doubt when it comes to injuries. Anything short of yep, he dunked on Vegan Jah so hard yesterday in a scrimmage that we thought a sewage pipe burst because so many people were screaming “oh shit!” is concerning. Until that happens, I will remain inside my own clothing*, sobbing like a big baby.

More positive outlook: The Sixers are in contract talks with Embiid and are shooting to get something done soon. It is quite possible that Embiid, or his people, don’t want to risk further injury before the pen hits the paper.

*It would be so much easier if I had Bryan Colangelo’s collars.


20 Responses

  1. We interrupt the “trust the process, life is great for the 76’ers” with the fact the most important player for them is not cleared to play. The same player who played in 32 games in 3 seasons. Lets salute Hinkie again and not worry about a team being ordained for long term success that has barely played together. Hinkie is great, Joel is funny, the future is amazing, maybe Lebron will come here.

    Seriously, let a team play before identifying them as a powerhouse to take on Boston the next 1o years

    1. Collar jokes ? Not funny last year, way outdated and less funny this year. You’re ugly and your beard blows. Fake selfie crying video? Didn’t you hire people to write?

  2. The King of Bling reported the contract angle a month ago.

  3. Embiids body doesn’t heal efficiently is my take. It’s one thing after the other. One thing begins to heal something else pops up. He’s gonna be like that one blazer, greg Odom or wuteverdafuq his name is. Which is sad bc embiid is a transcending player.

  4. No f&cking sh*t. Its like you guys don’t remember any history. He will NEVER be healthy and the sixers in turn will not be competitive. Sorry, just deal with it. He’s oden, he’s Yao…

  5. Never, Never Ever, draft or trade for a big man with bad wheels. Thanks, Sam Hinkie- you are the gift that keeps on giving.

  6. The last thing I want in the morning is to wake up and watch a video with your OXY exhausted face Kyle. Get some help.

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