Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games'

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Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games'  

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:13 am

Joel Embiid revealed that he lost 20 pounds over the offseason after feeling like he let his Philadelphia 76ers teammates down in the playoffs last season.


"I just remember thinking I let my team down...all I was thinking was what can I do make sure I don't let my teammates down again or my team. Or the whole city basically. That was to take better of my body. To work on the stuff I never really paid attention to," Embiid told Brian Windhorst of ESPN.


Embiid said he envisions himself playing a career high of over 70 games this upcoming season.


Embiid added that he has an eye towards winning MVP,. 


"Last year I played the most games I've ever played, 64. This year I see myself playing over 70 games...it's going to help me because I need that team success if I want to win be able to win MVP or Defensive Player of the Year."

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#2 » by GeorgeMarcus » Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:39 am

Love the mentality. We haven't heard a peep from him all summer.
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#3 » by logical_art » Tue Oct 1, 2019 6:49 am

"it's going to help me because I need that team success if I want to win be able to win MVP or Defensive Player of the Year."

He only wants the team to do well so he can win individual awards?
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Post#4 » by J-Mezzy » Tue Oct 1, 2019 9:40 am

logical_art wrote:"it's going to help me because I need that team success if I want to win be able to win MVP or Defensive Player of the Year."

He only wants the team to do well so he can win individual awards?


Lol yeah. Usually it's the other way around. I want to be the best player so i can help my team win
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#5 » by Nutty Nats Fan » Tue Oct 1, 2019 11:06 am

logical_art wrote:"it's going to help me because I need that team success if I want to win be able to win MVP or Defensive Player of the Year."

He only wants the team to do well so he can win individual awards?

It was worded very poorly, but he also wants the team to win so he wins (I assume games on that one). The part I underlined.
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#6 » by Nikola » Tue Oct 1, 2019 11:16 am

This dude is my role model. I'm telling my boss he will be fortunate enough that I will show up 7 out of every 8 working days.
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#7 » by TheCage4 » Tue Oct 1, 2019 11:39 am

This is today's NBA in a nutshell: feel accomplished by not playing a full season and focus on individual achievements :noway:
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Post#8 » by RonaldArtest » Tue Oct 1, 2019 2:26 pm

Too bad for philly he didn’t have this mindset last season, good chance he’d have a ring now if he did.
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Post#9 » by CoachD » Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:02 pm

RonaldArtest wrote:Too bad for philly he didn’t have this mindset last season, good chance he’d have a ring now if he did.


Nah, cuz he still contracted a bad bout of Gasolitis in the second round.
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#10 » by donemilio21 » Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:30 pm

he can't win MVP if he sits 15% of the games.
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Post#11 » by Phila Tough » Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:55 pm

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Post#12 » by Indomitable » Tue Oct 1, 2019 3:55 pm

donemilio21 wrote:he can't win MVP if he sits 15% of the games.

He will not deserve it. Expecting to be cheered at 24 for missing at least 10% of the games. Ridiculous the bar is so low.
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Post#13 » by rzzzzz » Tue Oct 1, 2019 5:12 pm

donemilio21 wrote:he can't win MVP if he sits 15% of the games.


Finals MVP is much more important.
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Post#14 » by Biff » Tue Oct 1, 2019 7:16 pm

Nikola wrote:This dude is my role model. I'm telling my boss he will be fortunate enough that I will show up 7 out of every 8 working days.


If you can produce more in 7 than what other people can do in 8, your boss would be wise to let that slide. I get all sorts of privileges at my job because I get a ton of **** done and my boss knows it would be really damn hard to find someone to replace me.
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#15 » by Disinformation » Tue Oct 1, 2019 7:29 pm

Wow! 70 whole games?!? What an iron man. :roll:
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#16 » by Maf » Tue Oct 1, 2019 8:00 pm

70 games. Play offs games included.
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Post#17 » by Phila Tough » Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:01 pm

Disinformation wrote:Wow! 70 whole games?!? What an iron man. :roll:


Giannis played 72 games. Booom
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#18 » by Phila Tough » Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:03 pm

Indomitable wrote:
donemilio21 wrote:he can't win MVP if he sits 15% of the games.

He will not deserve it. Expecting to be cheered at 24 for missing at least 10% of the games. Ridiculous the bar is so low.


Agreed, but what can you say, it's the new NBA, Giannis played 72 and won MVP
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#19 » by anatomicbomb » Tue Oct 1, 2019 11:05 pm

Phila Tough wrote:
Disinformation wrote:Wow! 70 whole games?!? What an iron man. :roll:


Giannis played 72 games. Booom


I don't think that was Giannis' goal before the season started, though
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Re: Joel Embiid On Losing 20 Pounds During Offseason: 'I See Myself Playing Over 70 Games' 

Post#20 » by LAKESHOW » Wed Oct 2, 2019 1:03 am

Sixer logic. Lol. Its not the weight. Its your 3 pt. Shooting.
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