The first rule of basketball is you never trust foot injuries, especially with big men. That said, the 76ers had time to wait to see how Embiid would heal, and the Sure Things (such as Wiggins) were already taken.
It does point towards how miraculous it is Steph Curry can perform at such a high level, and how concerned people should be about Kevin Durant.
It's sad for Embiid and for the 76ers, that's for sure.
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How anyone could say Scottie Pippen doesn't belong in the NBA Hall of Fame is asinine. His statistics and track record back it up. You can call him a second-fiddle all you want but was James Worthy one as well? Worthy is in the hall of fame.