Jimmy Butler is not the problem with Joel Embiid’s game – Stephen A. | First Take



Stephen A. Smith calls out Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown for not forcing Joel Embiid to be more dominant after Embiid complained about with his new role since Jimmy Butler arrived.

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26 Comments

  1. Embiid's role hasn't changed. He's getting 95% of the post touches he was before Jimmy got there. Sure he has SLIGHTLY less of a role on offense but that's gonna happen when you bring in another star who also needs touches.

  2. Stephen A Smith is full of shit. It doesn't take a genius to realize that Jimmy Butler is the problem here. But Joel Embiid ain't Anthony-Towns. He will slap the shit out of Jimmy Butler and then demand a trade.

  3. Molly…do more research before you claim that somebody is selfish…. Last week you called Stephen A. a liar… Which was completely unjustified as was you remark about Joel Embid’s “selfishness” today.

  4. Why the fuck did they put jimmy butlers name in this? The whole embiid quote doesnt mention after the trade or jimmy butler at all, he was always out on the perimiter just as much doing that jj pick and roll all night…. jimmy did not influence this at all…. i fucking hate scumbag sportcasters

  5. SAS is right. Joel complains about not being used on the block but then when he gets the ball there, he wants to face up. I love Jojo but he makes too many excuses and doesn't know how to play with his back to the basket. He thinks he's a guard

  6. Honestly I've gotta say everyone is right about him being a bit soft not playing physical but think about it. He hasnt played basketball for very long and sure as hell never got mentoring on that style of play. I think he should take some lessons from shaq or somethin.

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