Keith Pompey: No, Joel Embiid isn’t scared, but he’s missed his share of games against the NBA’s top centers

PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps I should be flattered that Joel Embiid is using me as motivation. Give the 76ers’ All-Star center credit. He posted an MVP-worthy performance while dominating the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert in Wednesday night’s 131-123 overtime victory. His 40-point, 19-rebound effort against Gobert, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, came two nights after Embiid had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in only three quarters against the Indiana Pacers and center Myles Turner, the league’s leader in blocked shots. After Wednesday’s win, Embiid had some thoughts on a question I …

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