Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is having one of the most entertaining summers in sports. His beef with the Ball family netted national attention and a $10,000 fine before he caught a souvenir at the MLB Home Run Derby.
Now the poster boy for “The Process” in Philly is tackling his “NBA 2K18″ rating, which is an unacceptable 86.
Embiid was told his rating after rattling off all the reasons he should have a 95 rating — a feat only accomplished by LeBron James on last year’s version of the popular video game.
However, if Embiid can stay healthy and improve upon his average of 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds from 2016-17, a 90 rating shouldn’t be out of the question come next summer.
Minnesota did trade for Milicic, and he enjoyed his career year there (8.8 points, 5.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11).
His experience in Memphis didn’t go as well.
“The only thing I told my manager was I’ll go anywhere but Memphis. Just don’t send me to Memphis,” he said. “Of course I went to Memphis, where I went through two years of classic depression. I was just crossing the dates off the calendar because I couldn’t function anymore. Physically you’re there, but mentally you aren’t.”
It’s a sad tale of what might have been from the player who was drafted just behind LeBron James but ahead of perennial All-Stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and NFL Jerseys Nike Dwyane Wade.
“My experience in the NBA was a catastrophe, because I’m a born NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale winner,” Milicic said. “I don’t like losing, even in card games. That’s the Darko that came to the U.S., but after Detroit I spent time on teams that were classic gangs going from city to city and losing games, and sadly you kinda get used to that.”