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76ers' Joel Embiid hopes to have opportunity to play with Steph Curry

76ers' Joel Embiid hopes to have opportunity to play with Steph Curry

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

When the Warriors hosted the 76ers back in late January, Steph Curry and Joel Embiid got together the night before the game to film an episode of Curry's YouTube series "Five Minutes From Home."

On Thursday, a bonus episode was released, in which the superstars revealed their all-time five-man lineups.

The two-time NBA MVP went first and chose himself, Magic Johnson, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal.

Then, it was the 76ers star's turn.

"Of course I'd put myself at center," he said. "At point guard. Hmmmm. Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully we get the opportunity to play together. But I'll choose you. I need that shooter."

"I appreciate that," Curry said. "It's my show. You got to pick me."

Embiid rounded out his starting five with Michael Jordan, KD and...

...LeBron James.

"That is a fricking phenomenal pick," Curry said while laughing. "That was strong."

Yes it was. Team Embiid would beat Team Curry, but that's a conversation for another day.

Back to the more important topic, which is what Embiid said about hoping to play alongside Curry one day.

He obviously meant that he will come to the Warriors when his contract in Philly expires, right?

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Let's just go ahead and pencil in Embiid (who racked up 33 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the 76ers' Game 3 win over the Raptors on Thursday) signing with the Dubs as a free agent in July 2023.

Curry and Embiid were teammates at the All-Star Game back in February and they are teammates with Under Armour.

All that's left is for them to both call Chase Center their home arena in a few years.

Basketball Gods -- make it happen!

Lastly, note to Curry: Make sure you pick Embiid over Shaq the next time somebody asks you for your all-time starting five...

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Andrew Bogut's interesting response to Joel Embiid's 3-1 Warriors joke

Andrew Bogut's interesting response to Joel Embiid's 3-1 Warriors joke

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Wednesday night at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

On Saturday, 76ers center Joel Embiid racked up 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and two steals in Philly's Game 4 win at the Nets.

After the victory, he delivered a fantastic joke while speaking to the media at the podium:

The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals and the basketball world will clearly never forget.

Andrew Bogut -- who hurt his knee in Game 5 of that infamous series and missed Games 6 and 7 -- responded to Embiid in a column he wrote for Yahoo Sport Australia:

Joel Embiid saying the 76ers don’t want to do what we did in the 2016 Finals is just Joel being Joel – he’s a bit of a larrikin.

But they have to get to a Finals series first before they can even think about doing that.

It’s been a funny talking point for a lot of people in the league.

But we haven’t taken any notice of it and it’s not something that’s been mentioned in the locker room.

You are probably asking yourself what "larrikin" means.

The definition, according to the Oxford Modern Australian Dictionary: "A mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good hearted person", or "a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions."

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Turn up the heat!

Embiid talks a lot of trash, is a must-follow on social media and is all about having fun.


At this point, the world kind of deserves a Warriors-76ers matchup in the NBA Finals so we can watch Bogut and Embiid battle it out.

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Joel Embiid takes shot at Warriors after 76ers take 3-1 lead over Nets

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Joel Embiid takes shot at Warriors after 76ers take 3-1 lead over Nets

It's time to come to terms with the fact that the 3-1 jokes are never going to stop.

The Warriors entered the NBA playoffs as the odds-on favorite to win their third straight NBA championship, and yet all anyone wants to talk about is the 2016 NBA Finals.

Earlier this week, the Breaking T-shirt company trolled the Warriors for blowing a 31-point lead to the Clippers in Game 2 of their first-round series with special shirts. As you probably have figured out, 31 also doubles as 3-1. How clever.

Well, now we can add Joel Embiid to the list of people who continue to bring up the Warriors' collapse in the 2016 NBA Finals.

After the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 in Game 4 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead, Embiid was asked how important the win was and he, of course, had to take a swing at the Warriors.

Don't tempt fate, Joel.

Considering how top-heavy the Eastern Conference is, this might be Embiid's only opportunity to take a shot at the defending champs because it's probably not going to come on the court in June.

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After the 76ers' second-round flop in last year's playoffs, you'd think Embiid would be more focused on the task at hand instead of cracking jokes after a narrow win over the upstart Nets.

But after you drop 31 points and pull down 16 rebounds, we guess you can make all the jokes you want.