The best of Reddit’s AMA with NBA rookies


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The summer of Joel Embiid reigns on.

The 2014 NBA  rookie class took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) this past weekend and some of the best responses either came from Embiid, or involved the 7-foot Twitter star.

Clippers guard C.J. Wilcox believes Embiid will be the first rookie on TNT’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment based on Embiid’s Twitter feed alone, while Celtics guard Marcus Smart believes the Kansas product is the biggest trashtalker of the draft class.

Other highlights included the responses to “What would you guess your 2k rating to be?” There were a ride range of answers— from Jabari Parker modestly expecting a 50, to Embiid predictably answering, “like a 90.” NBA 2k should follow Madden’s lead and release a video of the players finding out their actual scores.

The rookies were asked what they missed most about college and one of the players responded, “not being traded.” Surprisingly, that answer did not come from Andrew Wiggins.

Check out some of the highlights below.

Thomas Johnson is a reporter.



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Cindy Boren · August 4, 2014

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