Basketball Biography Books65 books in series
Joel Embiid: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Star Centers Publisher's Summary
Learn the inspiring story of the Philadelphia 76ers' star center Joel Embiid!
In Joel Embiid: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Star Centers, you will learn the incredible story of one of basketball's future greats, Joel Embiid. As the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Joel Embiid has emerged as one of the top centers to play in the modern league due to his ability to do close to everything. Whether it's rebounding, blocking shots, or making three pointers, Joel Embiid is close to the total package when it comes to finding a franchise player. It is incredibly difficult and rare to find a big man with the unique skill set Embiid possesses.
In the 2017-2018 season, the 76ers shocked many as they not only returned to the playoffs, but also quickly became favorites to make a deep run. While they were ultimately thwarted by the Boston Celtics, an impression was clearly made among players and coaches in the league that the 76ers were finally ready to reestablish themselves as dominant forces in the Eastern Conference. Just 24 years old at the time of this writing, it'll be exciting to follow Embiid's journey as he continues to grow in the years to come.
Here is a preview of what is inside this audiobook:
- Childhood and early life
- High school career in the US
- Getting drafted, the two-year absence, first All-Star season
- Embiid's personal life
- Impact on basketball
- Legacy and future