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Joel Embiid welcomes Mo Bamba to the NBA with a savage move during a pick-up game


Skills coach Drew Handlen was hosting a pickup game that featured some really good NBA players. Jayson Tatum was playing alongside Tauren Prince, Jordan Clarkson, Meyers Leonard, and others.

Naturally, Embiid saw the game as an opportunity to teach the 20-year-old center a little about what life would be like in the NBA. The best moment of the game was in the courtesy of Joel Embiid when he dunked all over the rookie Mo Bamba and screaming "Welcome to the f*cking league.”

The young rookie had the courage to go up against one of the best centers in the NBA, which didn't go well for him, however, this is the type of matchup he will face on a nightly basis in the NBA.

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Embiid appears to initially lose the handle off the dribble, but his 7-foot frame easily went back up to bring the ball back down, find space inside, and jam an easy dunk over an essentially helpless Bamba. To be fair to Mo, who averaged 3.7 blocks per game last season in college does a pretty good job initially, but the play does show where he has to go as far as the physical strength before he can reach his full potential as an elite NBA defender.

The sixth overall pick out of Texas will have to improve his physical strength in order to take on the stronger centers in the league. There is a lot of raw potential in the young center which will hopefully turn into an important piece for Orlando Magic's plans to become a title contender in the upcoming years.

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