76ers’ Joel Embiid hilariously fails at James Harden impression with stepback 3-point attempt

He is but to play in a recreation and the James Harden impact is already being felt in Philadelphia.

Harden, who was acquired on the Feb. 10 commerce deadline will probably be sidelined by means of the All-Star break however has already taken half in a number of practices, the place he was noticed working with MVP candidate Joel Embiid on the signature stepback jumper.

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I do know what you are considering right here. Embiid is, surely, one of the crucial expert facilities that the sport has ever seen, however he would not strive the transfer in a recreation earlier than perfecting it, proper?


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Forward of halftime within the Sixers blowout loss to the Celtics, Embiid tried his hand at Harden’s signature transfer and it … did not go so effectively.

Simply as assistant coach Sam Cassell instructed him within the above observe footage, Embiid takes one too many steps on his stepback and, consequently, is whistled for a journey.

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So as to add insult to damage, the transfer wasn’t even that efficient, as Celtics heart Al Horford managed to dam the try that would not have counted anyway.

Given Embiid’s ability stage and superior footwork, it is solely a matter of time earlier than he truly does handle to nail the transfer, however given the actual fact he is main the league in scoring with out a stepback 3-pointer in his arsenal, it is likely to be greatest he leaves it to Harden.


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