No, Joel Embiid didn't cheat during the NBA Skills Challenge

No, Joel Embiid didn't cheat during the NBA Skills Challenge”

No one would accuse Joel Embiid of lacking confidence.

"But this has been fantastic", Embiid said. Two years into his pro career, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft had never stepped foot onto an National Basketball Association court, and it was easy to assume he may never.

"Best because I've been through so much, coming from Cameroon, playing JV [at Montverde Academy in Florida] my junior year [of high school], and then transferring to another school [The Rock School in Florida] and then going to Kansas", the 76ers center said Sunday after the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center.

But after rethinking everything, he chose to keep going on the path that he had worked so hard to get to and Embiid said that he was glad he didn't quit after all. Embiid was, unsurprisingly, used sparingly in the Rising Stars game, but after being unable to compete in the game previous year he wanted to be sure to be there even though he has already emerged as an elite, All-Star level talent.

"When I came to practice and he was killing the players there, I was asking the coaches, 'Will he be able to play like this in the league?' " Saric said with a laugh. Embiid also recorded 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist and 1 steal, and more notably, finished as the only starter on Team Stephen with a positive plus-minus (+5). "So from that day, I just kept pushing and now I'm here".

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If there is a better way to tell the public that you believe in player than signing him to a max contract extension, please let me know.

There have been few players better suited to be "here" - at All-Star Weekend.

In 44 games this season, Embiid has had extra help to get back to the prominence he was at last season, especially from point guard Ben Simmons and power forward Dario Saric.

After quickly reaching double figures in the scoring column, Embiid finished his first NBA All-Star game with 19 points, which tied with Kevin Durant for the fourth-most among all participants.

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