Joel Embiid: ‘I Want To Win A Championship Next Year’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Joel Embiid wants to win a championship. That’s not surprising, every NBA player wants to win a championship, and Embiid — just 23 — will have plenty of chances (health permitting).

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But Embiid, who attended Wednesday night’s ESPY awards, said on ESPN that he wants to win an NBA title…now. In 2017-18.

“I want to win a championship next year, so me saying that is — my teammates just gotta follow my lead and I got to put in the work every day and just keep getting better,” the 7’2″ center said.

If I'm 6'11, KAT must be 6'9 #TheProcess

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Embiid has played just 31 games during his first three NBA seasons due to two foot injuries and a minor knee injury.

Related: Joel Embiid Steals The Show At MLB Home Run Derby

However, he continues to build his fanbase thanks to his phenomenal social media accounts.

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