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Stephen A.: There’s no excuse for a Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons team not to be a top-2 seed | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate whether the Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons duo is a problem for the Philadelphia 76ers, or if the blame lies with Sixers coach Brett Brown or newcomer Al Horford. Visit NBA on ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute NBA coverage, scores, highlights and commentary. More on ESPN.com:

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    Ty Lito

    February 11, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Tobias is a joke

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    Karthik Bryant

    February 11, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Why does this guy hate Brett Brown so much 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    Lamont Adams

    February 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

    They bench is trash never should paid Tobias all that money not a super star he not all that

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    Doug Collins

    February 11, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    What good is it being 7-1 280lbs if you are afraid of contact

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    Rob Lathon

    February 11, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    That’s funny first take will have a whole segment about teams that are under playing as opposed to teams that are playing great basketball SMH

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    Nicholas Tan

    February 11, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Can’t blame Brett Brown as much as you should blame Simmons. Spreading the floor helps not clog up the inside.

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    DP S

    February 11, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    SAS is a fkn joke. All he can do is see super stars, he has no idea of a Team concept, and what a team can do even without SUPER STARS. SAS, Your basketball know how is as good as your sparring lmaooooo Fkn loser

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    Tiyale Whitehurst

    February 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    The jimmy butler loss was so huge n Elton brand had to sign a big name(Al Hortford) to replace Butler also u may or may not agree but BEN SIMMONS has to develop some shot and at least attempt one its hurting them tremendously especially with the loss of shooting between Reddick/Butler No reason Simmons cnt become like Giannis the only difference to me is he expended his game every yr now look at him

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    Quan SouthSide

    February 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Max is right though and I hate to say it too. Sixers was so quick to panic into signing Al Horford. They didn’t need him honestly… it’s showing.. Al is still good tho , just somewhere else ..

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    M.Y. Niqqa

    February 11, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Simmons is overrated, should have been traded.

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    Kid Corey

    February 11, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Stephen A bout ta have the surprised Pikachu face if/whenever Brett Brown gets fired

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    Isaiah Martel-Wilson

    February 11, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Ben Simmons hasn’t gotten any better!

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    Brianaxel44

    February 11, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    6ers fans really thought their team got better after losing jimmy butler

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    tyheer Litty

    February 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    They on PHILLY BACK HARD LATELY ….JS

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    SP 29

    February 11, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Embiid and Simmons duo is overrated

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    Adam Michael Ray

    February 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Trade Embiid to Heat for Bam, Robinson, Nunn! That team would come out of the East.

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    Denno L

    February 11, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    why they give horford 180 million

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    Slatternly Skaghalter

    February 11, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    yea the sixers are definitely more built for the playoffs. lets see what happens then. theyre good but idk if they can get past the bucks , Giannis and Co. is UNREAL

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    chris mack

    February 12, 2020 at 12:20 am

    in the west these teams(mil,phi) would be in the hunt fighting! but now they feasting

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      chris mack

      February 12, 2020 at 12:22 am

      and with that said they should be fully fed and 15 games up but i guess fortnite and cheeseburgers and thaaaa waaeeeddd

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    B Nard

    February 12, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Ben simmons is only 23 and embid is only 25 in their 3rd and 4th seasons relax they still have plenty time to develop

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    Gonig Bratal

    February 12, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Philly is on an ego race, whos gonna win noone knows…

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    Ugly Songer

    February 12, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Put Horford on the bench 😂

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    Philly Region

    February 12, 2020 at 7:54 am

    – Lost JJ Redick (weren’t going to sign him on the massive deal New Orleans offered)
    – Lost Jimmy Butler (says team didn’t work as hard as he did, so he went to Miami)

    – Gained Al Horford (a guy whose money is going to be made in the playoffs when Embiid needs to rest)
    – Gained Josh Richardson (young two-way player who can be a star if healthy)

    We all know how good Jimmy Butler is (even as a Sixers fan, I still support him and wish him the best)
    How is Stephen A. Smith going to say we should be a 2nd-Seeded team when we lost one of the best shooters in the league, one of the best closers/leader in Jimmy Butler and replaced them with a Veteran, and young two-way player…

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    Roxbury Culture

    February 12, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Both of them have no work ethic

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    Zubeir

    February 13, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Problem is Simmons. Simple

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