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spreadeagle
01-18-2015, 05:02 PM
Joel Embiid now weighs close to 300 pounds, representing a substantial gain from his 250 pounds while at Kansas last year.

Embiid's work ethic is being question by some within the Philadelphia 76ers.

Embiid had a blowup with assistant strength and conditioning coach James Davis, which is one of the reasons he was sent home during the team's recent West Coast road trip.

"He's a young, 20-year-old kid who is trying to figure his way into being a professional basketball player and learning life," Luc Mbah a Moute said.

Because of his foot injury, his conditioning has been limited. Embiid can only do things such as use the antigravity treadmill and take long walks to generate a rapid heart rate.

The Sixers are trying to address the added weight. Embiid, however, hasn't always been a willing workout participant, according to sources. He's even blown off conditioning drills, one source added. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20150118_Inside_the_Sixers__Questions_surround_Emb iid_s_conditioning__maturity.html

greg_ory_2005
01-18-2015, 05:40 PM
Stop eating bro.

Raps08-09 Champ
01-18-2015, 05:45 PM
He'll probably lose it. I'm sure a guy like him has a big appetite and he's not burning anything since he can't even do cardio.

2-ONE-5
01-18-2015, 06:21 PM
already a thread open