Joel Embiid says he considered retirement during lost seasons
Joel Embiid’s struggles while missing his first two NBA seasons due to injury have been well-chronicled. In that time, he also dealt with his brother dying.
Embiid, via ESPN Radio:
Thankfully -- for both him and us -- Embiid stuck it out.
Considering it took him so long to get on the court, we never would have known what we’d be missing if he retired early. But now we know.
Embiid is one of the NBA’s top young players and has almost singlehandedly made the 76ers fun to watch. He plays with such an outward enthusiasm, he can’t help but rally teammates and fans around him.