If Joel Embiid is healthy, can anyone in the East defend him? | The Jump

Publicerades den 7 apr 2021
Ramona Shelburne and Royce Young join Jorge Sedano on The Jump to discuss if there is a team in the East that could match up with a healthy Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.
0:00 Is there an answer for a healthy Embiid in the East?
How can teams defend Embiid?
Discussing Ben Simmons and the other role players on the 76ers.
✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ espnplus.com/youtube
✔️ Get the ESPN App: www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn
✔️Subscribe to ESPN on SEnewss: es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoSEnewss
✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on SEnewss: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN
✔️ Watch ESPN on SEnewss TV: es.pn/SEnewssTV
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter: espn
► Like on Facebook: espn
► Follow on Instagram: espn
Visit ESPN on SEnewss to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on ESPN.com: www.espn.com


  • Steven Adams has always locked him up lol

  • Quick answer: no

  • Everyone keeps talking about Giannis like he's the answer to Embiid or something. He doesn't even guard him and Embiid averages 27 points against Milwaukee.

  • The bucks literally have the dpoy who is also kind of a Big. So yeah the bucks can

  • No.

  • Jokers like Stephen a smith, Mike wilburn , Chris broussard are hunting for a reason not to give Simba Embiid that MVP trophy 🏆.I hope these caucasian brothers can offset that venom coming from those so call brothers towards Mr. Embiid!

  • Once upon a time, a man named Giannis Antetokounmpo was in the East. And could lock up anyone

  • Wait wait wait. You think Bam can stop need Embiid? 😂 That's just laughable.

  • Giannis is a better two way player than ad idk what y’all talkin bout

  • Embid just has to stay healthy and be able to play 30+ minutes in the playoffs

  • the disrespect towards giannis...

  • Well no. But a center still can’t be the best player on a championship team.

  • Nah.. Gasol playing in the west now.. lol

  • So giannis didn’t stop Embid more then once ?🤔🤔

  • Embiid is the best player in the nba....and it is not close

  • Breaking news: Heat signed marc gasol after bought out by lakers

  • There is absolutely no one that can guard Embiid one on one he’s to large/strong and skilled. i watch every single 6er game he sees more doubles as soon as he catches the ball than any player in the league if you don’t double him with slick weak side help calls etc he’s easily scoring 40+ every night

  • Marc gasol would probably make him cry again

  • Why the disrespect for the past two seasons MVP ?

  • 2 words.. 🌮 falls

  • The problem with being angry at him for flopping is they’re still hitting/making contact with him anyway because he’s so big

  • The bucks have lopez and giannis but y'all dont even mention them

  • I'm sure Bam Adebayo and Giannis Antetokounmpo can guard him

  • Embiid is lucky he has good teammates otherwise he would just be triple teamed like giannis.

  • The rotten glove quantitatively tremble because phone concurringly itch onto a safe utensil. madly, boundless dipstick

  • Ahhh Giannis lol did everyone forget bout the greek freak he"ll tear up Joel in the playoff watch

    • @Liza Melendez Embiid is in the same bout as GA he hasn't showed anything in post season either but I'm rooting for 76ers or bucks to beat nets tho.

    • Giannis isn’t even good in the playoffs and Embiid would cook him. Giannis hasn’t played this Embiid yet

  • Yeah looks like only Steve Adams😎👌

  • triple teamed could shut down emchoke

  • Look at the game against pelicans

  • Al Horford kinda stopped him a few years ago but he is not in the east

  • No one. But i gotta see this 76ers team win in the playoffs 1st. I believe the Bucks are a bad matchup for them along with the Heat. But Doc may be the key to unlock these dudes

    • Bucks are a regular season team

  • I mean, the Nets don't have to defend him. They just have to outscore him.

  • no

  • Not a shutdown or anything but Bam Adebayo and Giannis can definitely defend him.

  • I guess Durant doesn't exist anymore...

  • Can anyone guard Kevin Durant?

  • None of these people obviously follow that Sixers team. Ramona used to but she clearly doesn't, anymore.

  • It’s about the others on Philly. Embiid isn’t enough to win the east

  • only player in the Nba that can slow Embiid down is Marc Gasol

  • Giannis easy

  • One man: Clint capela

  • Idk how yall don't mention Tobias Harris he is the actual 2nd best player on the Sixers he is there finisher Ben is a superstar role player until he starts shooting jump shots

  • Nope!!

  • The answer is no

  • Not if he gets to the line 20 times a game . Blatant cheating when one player has more free throws than the other team combined.

  • I haven’t seen anybody guard him good.

  • No but in the playoff the nets don’t have to defend him they just gonna out score everyone no matter how many points they give up

  • Can’t believe Giannis isn’t mentioned once here. He’s the reigning DPOY and back to back MVP. The amount of media attention Giannis gets when they aren’t trying to push him out of Milwaukee is embarrassing. What a joke saying Bam can guard him better than Giannis

  • Mj would lock him up

  • Maybe not one on one in most scenarios but teams can shut them down if you have a smart coach and good defensive players. There are some teams with that.

  • he aint shaq of course they can

  • No one in the east west north south can guard that man, except maybe Al Horford lol

  • I had to hit the like button just for that joke, nobody can stop Embiid

  • Embiid is the best player in NBA bar none of he's healthy & focused.


  • Giannis?🤔

  • No mention of Tobias Harris at the end though?

  • No because he always hurt. lmao

  • PER 31.4 *Leads NBA (min. 20 games) What if minimum is 40 games? Or 50? 😂

  • Just like prime Shaq, you don't defend Embiid. You go man to man for Embiid but defend everyone else on the team and challenge Embiid to score 40-50 points every night.

    • Heat would use this strategy. Brad Stevens would too

    • Either that or double. Honestly the former strategy is better because when you double your giving the lesser players easier shots like open layups dunks or 3s. Make embiid shoot jumpers and throw up 30-35 shots even if he hits 50 he’s not getting anyone involved and their offense becomes predictable and stagnant. Lots of one and done possessions too which lead to easier transition buckets

  • he can post you up!! he can break your ankles and he can shoot a clutch 3 right in your face!!!

  • Was I the only one waiting for him to say Tobias Harris

  • When dudes like harden and kyrie draw those fouls it really isn’t that big of a deal but when embiid does it. It hurts the other team so much because he so easily puts other teams big men In foul trouble and it really handicaps their entire defense

  • Except the narrative ever since his rookie year has always been “if he’s healthy”

  • Maybe giannis

  • They forget giannis

  • Lebron is the greatest athlete in all of sports ever.

  • Overrated

  • But the game already evolved.. don’t need really to defend the dominant bigman too much, I believe you just have to neutralize their team by burning them with your teams spacing and efficient 3pt bombs.. as the nets is showing now a days

  • The scary thing about Embiid is he’s a good free throw shooter. He’s not Shaq or Giannis where you send him to the line to slow him down. The dude is literally doing what Harden does and that’s purposely getting to the line. It may not be pretty or sportsman like to some people but he’s getting points and that’s all that matters to him.

  • Marc gasol locked him up in 2019

  • With all the flopping he does, I doubt it.

  • The only problem with Embiid is that nobody knows if he can last an entire post season healthy enough to win a finals.

  • The present bagel preferably explain because creek behaviourally sack of a naughty plaster. disagreeable, calm soprano

  • Yeah you will see my Nets can keep 👀👀👀 Embiid is not 100% . All we gone is send dudes at him

  • Y is she a commentator? Fire her!

  • Nets don't need to stop him. He can get his 40/15, so what? His team can't stop the 3 Nets stars either.

  • Danny Green has won NBA championships in all teams he played!!!

  • Embiid is not yet 100% yet he scored 35 pts. He himself critized his several missed shots. He'll be back and he'll be super scary!!!

    • @SerbianHistoryX Yeah, that's because he's impossible to defend and players foul him a lot.

    • He had 9/19 from the field and 20 (!) free throw attemts... He's averaging 12 free throws per game.. more than any player by far... of course he averages 29points per game with so many freethrows...

  • The lowly soil acromegaly doubt because tub prenatally long of a fat faulty transport. jazzy, wicked string

  • Woah

  • He may or may not be healthy, but he sure is a soft crying clown! 😂

    • He’ll cook ur center tho 😂🤷‍♂️

  • Giannis

  • Ramonaa put down the donass!

  • This crew is dull and boring bring back pierce and keep RJ, Matt, Tmac and Big Perk in rotation with Rachel.

  • I remember giannis blocked him 4 times in a game a couple of years back

    • He is bigger, stronger and a better defender now. You trippin

    • “A couple of years back” not now

  • EmBeast by name EmBeast by nature

  • Yeah, anyone from the EAST can defeat Philly... plus Sixers has an unreliable coach during playoffs. Waiting for another 3-1 meltdown from Doc's new team. 🤣

  • Crazy to me that people really think Giannis or Joker can STOP Embiid from scoring... Lmao.

  • Nope. Point blank!

  • How oblivious are these ppl...? Before bam AdaWhatever, The first and only name is GIANNIS ! The reigning mvp and defensive player of the year. ‘ No one can guard him 1 on 1” it seems 😒. GA is more than enough to guard him.

  • Ramona has better make up than molly lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • A Runaway Train is said to be unstoppable Philadelphia have 2.

  • Nobody in the East or West can defend Joel Embid.

  • The only thing that can stop embiid are injuries.

  • Denver got one guy Bol Bol

  • Lmaoo acting like giannas ain’t baby embid 24/7😂😂😂

    • @Scooby I have and they don't guard each other, at least not consistently. The only time they guard each other are on switches because they play two different positions.

    • @Mark McDaniel yes they have look it up 😂😂😂

    • Huh? They don't even guard each other.

  • So the bucks don’t have giannis ??? Cuz he can definitely go head to head with embiid

  • Only the nets can beat the heat if the heat get anyone of them is licks JB love playing against them an always show up an show out

  • Quick answer NOOO