Hall of Fame NBA star makes huge Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid statement

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is widely considered the best basketball player, but there was a time not too long ago when many debated who was better between he and Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid. That’s not really a conversation anymore, and many feel it should never have been, but there’s still a lot of interest when these two stars face off.

During a recent appearance on Mark Jackson’s podcast, Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing shared his honest thoughts on Jokic and Embiid, saying the following:

“I love them both. They’re different but the same. The Joker has an old-fashioned game, he’s not very athletic, but he gets the job done. Every time they play, I always look at his stat sheet… He might be 12 for 15, 15 assists, 15 rebounds, all the things he does… Embiid is very similar, he’s more athletic, he’s on the perimeter more than Joker, they’re both dominant. I like those two guys. When you talk about centers, I think those two guys could play there in our time.”

This is very high praise coming from someone like Ewing, because while many NBA legends look down on the current generation and their perceived ability to play in previous eras, Ewing believes Jokic and Embiid could play in his era.

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