Sport Allen Iverson: Why I Trusted The Process With Joel Embiid From Day One

23:10  13 april  2018
23:10  13 april  2018 Source:   thepostgame.com

Allen Iverson imagined 'The Crossover' long before he schooled Michael Jordan

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In 1996, the Philadelphia 76ers found themselves with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. With the Julius Erving-Moses Malone-Charles Barkley era firmly in the rearview mirror, it was time for a new chapter in Sixers history. That year, Philly found its next superstar: Allen Iverson.

Two decades later, Iverson is still tapped into Sixers culture. During the 2014 draft, Iverson says he saw the future. He was all aboard the Joel Embiid train, as the Sixers selected their current center at No. 3 after the Cavaliers took his Kansas teammate Andrew Wiggins and the Bucks chose Jabari Parker.

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On 18 January, he was named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, becoming the first Philadelphia player selected as an All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in the 2009–10 season, and the first Sixers All-Star since "If Joel Embiid Is The Process , His Debut Proved We Should Trust Him".

"I'm so happy," Iverson says. "When we drafted JoJo, basically, we kind of knew that the other two guys were gonna go one and two, and I was just telling everybody, I told coach, told all my friends and my family, I said, 'Even though he's hurt, that's the best talent in the draft.' I love the fact that I spread that around before we drafted him and now, you see what happened in his development and him getting better and him being out there on the basketball court. Now, I get to just tell everybody, 'I told you so,' and brag on it."

Embiid missed two full seasons due to injuries before playing 31 games as a rookie in 2016-17. This season, Embiid appeared in 63 games, averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. He made his first All-Star Game and started for Team Stephen.

Report: Sixers hope Joel Embiid will only miss one playoff game

  Report: Sixers hope Joel Embiid will only miss one playoff game That requires everything to go right, but it's not impossible.Joel Embiid has yet to have surgery to repair his fractured eye socket, the swelling has to go down before he can go under the knife. His absence has changed the Eastern playoff race — a few days ago there was talk of the Sixers passing the Cavaliers for the three seed and having a reasonable path to the conference finals, now they may not be able to hold off the Pacers and keep home court in the first round.

“They tell us every game, every day , ‘ Trust the Process ,'” guard Tony Wroten says. Great day to be a Sixer #TrustTheProcess. — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 21, 2016. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, but damn, if you’re a Sixers fan who’s been waiting since Iverson for something to rally around

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Iverson recently talked about Embiid and the Sixers at a Thuzio discussion with NBC Sports Philadelphia's Marc Zumoff in Philadelphia.

The Sixers open their first postseason since 2012 by hosting the Heat on Saturday.

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