The Moment When IT BECAME PERSONAL For Joel Embiid

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Looking at these 2 videos side by side, it’s crazy how refined Joel Embiid has become, executing Dirk’s patented 1 legged fadeaway.
That’s just one of the moves that he’s polished and is now destroying the opposition with.
He’s been unstoppable this season. Second in the league in scoring- averaging an unreal line of 30 points and 11 and half rebounds per game.
He’s leading the Sixers to the number 1 spot in the east, and with that cementing himself as the clear favorite so far for the MVP award. Which is unbelievable.
But let me dive deeper and reveal Embiid’s actual reason and motivation to get on another level this season. It’s all because it became personal with him.
Let me explain everything. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
And it’s no wonder that he hit Rudy Gobert with this move, and that it came as a part of his inhumane 40 point and 19 rebound game against Utah just a few days ago.
The Jazz big man has a lot to do with Embiid’s explosion this season but before explaining the whole situation, let me show you the anger, and revenge that Joel played with against Rudy.
Just look at the bullyball on 2 straight possessions. Goes full force right at him, showing everyone how much more powerful he is, hitting the stifle tower with an earthquake and completely destroying it.
Right here I love the multiple efforts on defense as he contests Mitchell and then the monster rejection definitely saving a sure basket in the clutch.
And since he’s been killing the Jazz the entire game with jump shots from the block, right here sets the pick and opens up at that same spot, a great pump fake that Gobert bites on, and look at the room that he has, as he goes inside and gets high up there for the dunk.
Back to the video. In an ESPN article, Embiid expressed how he felt when Gobert was selected for one of the All NBA teams over him last season. He said:
I agree that Anthony Davis had a better season than me, Jokic? That's debatable. But Rudy Gobert? No offense, but he averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds and I had my 23 and 12, and that's kind of a big difference. I think my numbers were better. But people didn't want to vote for me because our team didn't do well.
That's OK, because I will use it to motivate me so there is no chance that anyone can make that mistake again.
And this is the exact moment when Joel Embiid took it personal.
So how did he respond? By dominating the first half of the season, again with 30 points and 11 and a half rebounds per game, and taking his team to the number 1 spot in the conference.
Culminating with the annihilation of his rival at the center position in that head to head battle.
So after the game, Embiid had a lot to say. First he went directly at a reporter:
And then he confirmed what he said in that ESPN article and his motivation to destroy his opposition this year:
What I love the most however is the fact that Joel stated on multiple occasions how important it is to him to win the defensive player of the year award and how winning and team success is the top priority.
As a player who’s been criticized for the lack of discipline, dedication, his issues with conditioning and diet, all of the negatives that people have said about him- it seems like this season we see a completely new version of Embiid. A more mature and focused player, who finally understands what it takes and what’s the main goal. Winning.
So as he’s working to accomplish that, and doing a good job at it at the moment, at the same time, Joel Embiid is making a strong case for the most coveted individual award that an NBA player can get in a season. The MVP trophy.
And if both him and the Sixers continue to play like this, I honestly don’t see any competition.
Let me know if you think that Philly is for real, and if Joel can be an MVP.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.


  1. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 2 месеца

    *The DEADLIEST 3pt Shooting Teams In NBA History:*

  2. SmallCircle MvP

    SmallCircle MvPПре 2 месеца

    I like how you put your vids in comments

  3. Eugene David

    Eugene DavidПре 2 месеца

    Sorry he’s not doing as much as dame. Dames carrying an entire team with a terrible coach. How many game winners does he have to hit in clutch time to get attention? I agree it’s close but dames got the edge for me.

  4. I Know You Are Right But Please Hear Me Out

    I Know You Are Right But Please Hear Me OutПре 2 месеца

    You shot a Left handed 3?

  5. BNR Mom4eto

    BNR Mom4etoПре 2 месеца

    najjakiot makedonski jutuber. samo jako bate

  6. Fun With Memes

    Fun With MemesПре 2 месеца

    2:47 Ambidextrous like RJ Barrett

  7. Osteomalacia

    OsteomalaciaПре 9 сати

    Not really a fan of embiid or this channel. Dislike

  8. cxzgagi gamer

    cxzgagi gamerПре 6 дана

    Soo that why there number 1 now

  9. Road King Thor

    Road King ThorПре месец

    Jokic > Embroken

  10. Jack of All Trades Master of None

    Jack of All Trades Master of NoneПре месец

    now he's injured, too bad

  11. Vrunnn

    VrunnnПре месец

    I love the segway into the sponsor

  12. UFO

    UFOПре месец

    Joel Embiid: My goal is to be DPOY I remembered that Ben Simmons is one of the contenders for DPOY

  13. kadinater13

    kadinater13Пре месец

    Nba: and Rudy gobert is selected for all nba Joel Embiid: Thats all I needed, and then it became personal with me.

  14. Manny Cat

    Manny CatПре месец

    Dude has a different look in eyes . Hope he gets back on the court soon 🙏👍

  15. Aidan Ross

    Aidan RossПре месец

    Basketball is literally head ball for basketball. Only real ones remember all the sidemen ads and literally any fifa youtuber

  16. mirl iihr

    mirl iihrПре месец

    Embitch trash

  17. Renjolo Bagunu

    Renjolo BagunuПре 2 месеца

    Embiid should won the mvp this season

  18. awiildlucas

    awiildlucasПре 2 месеца

    Undisputed MVP of the year

  19. Joan Serra Domínguez

    Joan Serra DomínguezПре 2 месеца

    Dude this thing you are doing with your voice is really annoying

  20. Axel Granzini

    Axel GranziniПре 2 месеца

    As a jazz fan I will say Joel exposed all of Rudy’s weaknesses!

  21. E K

    E KПре 2 месеца

    that last shot thou😂mvp mvp haha


    CLOUTT TTTПре 2 месеца


  23. Dodge Apostol

    Dodge ApostolПре 2 месеца

    The Crying Big Embid


    CLOUTT TTTПре 2 месеца

    at least hes good

  25. Rotciv Tabat

    Rotciv TabatПре 2 месеца

    If he stays healthy, he can dominate the league in the next 3-5 years. After Lebron's era, it would be Luka, Giannis and this guy.

  26. Nicolas Japhet

    Nicolas JaphetПре 2 месеца

    He already know they trying to hand lebron his last MVP so he ain't losing it all. Let him focus on what lebron can't get until he retire "DPOY"

  27. Dullahan

    DullahanПре 2 месеца

    He did better than gobert, but jokic doing better than him last season isn't debatable.

  28. Aco_pravda

    Aco_pravdaПре 2 месеца

    Let me just say one 2 things, Embiid is having really really good season, but honestly speaking Jokic is winning this year MVP numbers don’t lie..but full respect for Embiid.

  29. Almantas Glinskas

    Almantas GlinskasПре 2 месеца

    Gonna lose in 2nd round, so how really cares

  30. _ Cal

    _ CalПре 2 месеца

    1:43 That’s me attempting to finally get my life back together.

  31. _ Cal

    _ CalПре 2 месеца

    1:43 That’s me attempting to finally get my life back together.

  32. Tyrone Sorra

    Tyrone SorraПре 2 месеца

    other reasons for embiid's domination is kawhi lenoard's clutch shot in game 7

  33. Unco Drew

    Unco DrewПре 2 месеца

    Me: this guy kinda looks like a white kyrie irving *later in the video* Heatcheck: you can find me on basketball arena with my username “WhiteKyrie”

  34. Pronto YT

    Pronto YTПре 2 месеца

    I like this's Joel szn🔥🔥🔥

  35. sixtyFive Watts

    sixtyFive WattsПре 2 месеца

    ok White kyrie

  36. Andrew Clark Reyes

    Andrew Clark ReyesПре 2 месеца

    The ads is so smooth

  37. Andre Drummond

    Andre DrummondПре 2 месеца

    Plot Twist: Rudy Gobert takes this personal and goes on and Defensive and offensive spree👀👀.

  38. Brice Smith

    Brice SmithПре 2 месеца

    Joel > Rudy

  39. I- I

    I- IПре 2 месеца

    He was never afraid of top centers. Not sure if it was 2 years ago or last year but every big name center he went against he made them look bad.. but this year hes on another level

  40. Elijah Ridenour

    Elijah RidenourПре 2 месеца

    Philly, the Jazz, lakers, and nets are all top contenders.

  41. minnuss

    minnussПре 2 месеца

    Jokic vs Embiid: Minutes Played: Jokic - 1114(ranked 5), Embiid - 855(ranked 68) Player Efficiency Rating: Jokic - 31.1(ranked 1), Embiid - 30.7(ranked 2) True Shooting %: Jokic - .650(ranked 13), Embiid - .652(ranked 11) Offensive Rebound %: Jokic - 9.2(ranked 22), Embiid - 7.3(ranked 32) Defensive Rebound %: Jokic - 25.5(ranked 16), Embiid - 29.6(ranked 8) Total Rebound %: Jokic - 17.3(ranked 18), Embiid - 18.8(ranked 10) Assist %: Jokic - 39.5(ranked 7), Embiid - 16.5(ranked 75) Steal %: Jokic - 2.3(ranked 14), Embiid - 1.8(ranked 49) Block %: Jokic - 1.7(ranked 71), Embiid - 3.6(ranked 20) Turnover %: Jokic 13.8(ranked 55), Embiid - 13.0(ranked 66) Usage %: Jokic - 29.3(ranked 21), Embiid - 33.8(ranked 3) Offensive Win Shares: Jokic - 5.4(ranked 1), Embiid - 3.3(ranked 7) Defensive Win Shares: Jokic - 1.5(ranked 8), Embiid - 1.6(ranked 7) Total Win Shares: Jokic - 6.8(ranked 1), Embiid - 4.9(ranked 3) Win Shares per 48: Jokic - .295(ranked 1), Embiid - .274(ranked 2) Offensive Box +/-: Jokic - 8.9(ranked 1), Embiid - 6.5(ranked 5) Defensive Box +/-: Jokic - 2.3(ranked 3), Embiid - 1.5(ranked 16) Total Box +/-: Jokic - 11.2(ranked 1), Embiid - 8.0(ranked 2) VORP: Jokic - 3.7(ranked 1), Embiid - 2.2(ranked 6) Total PPG: Jokic - 27.0(ranked 9), Embiid - 29.8(ranked 3) Total RPG: Jokic - 10.9(ranked 12), Embiid - 11.3(ranked 9) Total APG: Jokic - 8.4(ranked 6), Embiid - 3.1(ranked 68) Total SPG: Jokic - 1.7(ranked 4), Embiid - 1.3(ranked 25) Total BPG: Jokic - 0.6(ranked 77), Embiid - 1.3(ranked 13) Total TOPG: Jokic - 3.3(ranked 259), Embiid - 3.4(ranked 262) Double Doubles: Jokic - 27(ranked 1), Embiid - 18(ranked 9) Triple Doubles: Jokic - 7(ranked 2), Embiid - 0( Tied for Last in League) FG %: Jokic - 56.2(ranked 13), Embiid - 52.7(ranked 24) 3pt %: Jokic - 40.8(ranked 43), Embiid - 40.5(ranked 48) FT %: Jokic - 87.5(ranked 22), Embiid - 85.5(ranked 36) Jokic is HANDS DOWN dominating the league right now!

  42. Meow Meow

    Meow MeowПре 2 месеца

    Embiid is a floppy cheater

  43. King Dongo

    King DongoПре 2 месеца


  44. KikSto

    KikStoПре 2 месеца

    Eating burger doesnt make u bad player

  45. Jarvin dela Cruz

    Jarvin dela CruzПре 2 месеца

    Embiid surely can

  46. Jarvin dela Cruz

    Jarvin dela CruzПре 2 месеца

    Drew Hanlen is the best

  47. Ničić Predrag

    Ničić PredragПре 2 месеца


  48. Trust the Process!!!

    Trust the Process!!!Пре 2 месеца

    his foot work for a 7 footer is unheard of!!!!!

  49. Peter Thomas

    Peter ThomasПре 2 месеца

    Whitekyrie, whiteiverson, i love it

  50. Jan Leo

    Jan LeoПре 2 месеца

    Hey Stefan:) What do you think about Dennis Schröder?

  51. Pegy Dumon

    Pegy DumonПре 2 месеца

    I love the way embid plays he just needs a reliable teammates

  52. Zohar Barzilay

    Zohar BarzilayПре 2 месеца

    I am a. 76ers fan he is my favorite player and he should win MVP

  53. Jose Rivas

    Jose RivasПре 2 месеца


  54. doulaha

    doulahaПре 2 месеца

    6:49 EMVIIPD

  55. Yo Mammas Boo

    Yo Mammas BooПре 2 месеца

    Then it became personal for Embiid and Simmons barber.

  56. Sticky Fingers

    Sticky FingersПре 2 месеца

    He's trash

  57. Mehmet YILMAZ

    Mehmet YILMAZПре 2 месеца

    Gobert does not deserve that much salary, he protects the ring well but against big centers he is not great. Embiid destroyed him.

  58. TXM Neal neal

    TXM Neal nealПре 2 месеца

    i cant find you under the name white kyrie

  59. Chocolouf

    ChocoloufПре 2 месеца

    This ain't bully ball, it's a plain offensive foul.

  60. Owari Da Jiren

    Owari Da JirenПре 2 месеца

    His a great player, not a Embiid/76ers and jot a Jazz fan. The only thing that I really hate about him is that he flops even with a slightest bump on him or when a player put their hands on his back before he reaches the ground after a rebound the way he act is like he was shoved so hard for him to fall on the floor. He's like james harden who is playing in 5, and that game with Jazz when Mitchell got ejected, the way he tolerates and take advantage with those super soft refs by making a Tech sign is just crazy. You're a big man that flops a lot, wtf?!

  61. Cruz in the Bush

    Cruz in the BushПре 2 месеца

    Best ad intro ever bruh!

  62. KingSerbon7

    KingSerbon7Пре 2 месеца

    Jokara brat!!! MVP!!!

  63. DBRADandThem

    DBRADandThemПре 2 месеца

    Anyone that called Embiid lazy is lazily repeating a narrative. You dont watch Emiid play.OUT OF SHAPE when he missed time to injury? YES. He always came back early. LAZY? No,

  64. DBRADandThem

    DBRADandThemПре 2 месеца

    Yes. Its called maturity. Every great player gets "it" around this stage

  65. Akeem Thomas

    Akeem ThomasПре 2 месеца

    I told people he is more unstoppable than Giannis in the paint when he is not lazy am i wrong

  66. 1 2

    1 2Пре 2 месеца

    Hey man im so glad to see your channel having success and growing every day, i remember watching your first videos, when you only had like 4k subs, happy for you man great work

  67. skalawitz

    skalawitzПре 2 месеца

    Yo Heat Check.. you gotta be a Heat fan. With that Vice City lighting on your room says it all. 😁




  69. KyleNamite

    KyleNamiteПре 2 месеца

    That transition was smooth (y'all know what I'm talking about)

  70. Ernest Delos Reyes

    Ernest Delos ReyesПре 2 месеца

    Joel is right when your team is losing, most people don't care about you

  71. DINO92AVFC

    DINO92AVFCПре 2 месеца

    So this season Jokić and Embiid managed to drop 47 and 40 on Gobert in a game. DPOY indeed 😂

  72. Sereño Ryan

    Sereño RyanПре 2 месеца

    Embiid really proves to the critics wrong, if he keep playing like this down the stretch , he would surely win the MVP this year but I would love to see him also holding that Larry O'Brian thropy

  73. Indayinz Indayinz

    Indayinz IndayinzПре 2 месеца

    yeah, he's on the pace on winning MVP, he should get it done, a lot of games to come!!

  74. Michael

    MichaelПре 2 месеца

    It's statistics number. Because when gober in bench, jazz defensive rate is going down so bad. But if embid in bench 76ers still got howard and ben to defend. Doesn't mean Rudy is better than embid or vice versa. But it's hard to compare that gameplay. When one team only have 1 good defender vs team who have couple good defender. That's why people likely to see Rudy is more dpoy because nobody come close about defending in Jazz i guess.

  75. JC briggss

    JC briggssПре 2 месеца

    Thats right because I'm the most unstoppable player in the league,

  76. Elton Tavares

    Elton TavaresПре 2 месеца

    1:43 you the goat my man 😂😂

  77. Gustavs Ansviesulis

    Gustavs AnsviesulisПре 2 месеца

    LoL there is a video, where a referee eatches this game and says where are bad calls, andi. This game, refs were bought for philly. Respect for embiid, butthey won only because refs are bought these times.

  78. actng

    actngПре 2 месеца

    Embiid averages 30 pts? Marc Gasol: O RLY?

  79. Jared Flores

    Jared FloresПре 2 месеца

    Embiid: *wants DPOTY* Simmons: I'll stay down mate.

  80. Sarc4sm

    Sarc4smПре 2 месеца

    I really like Joel Embiid as a player, he makes his mistakes and criticisms as a motivation and that's what makes him stronger and better every season.

  81. no one

    no oneПре 2 месеца

    he’s a great feat with cp3 I think

  82. best nightmare

    best nightmareПре 2 месеца

    He kept on lowering he's shoulder and some how wasn't called a charge?? Come on guys reff is cookin...

  83. Akeem Thomas

    Akeem ThomasПре 2 месеца



    D SHREE SAMYUKTHAПре 2 месеца

    man is hitting 3 's

  85. McKevin 01

    McKevin 01Пре 2 месеца

    why does everybody hate rudy gobert?

  86. Konsulted

    KonsultedПре 2 месеца

    Yo why I really think he was finna dunk 😭😭😭

  87. Ryan Peh

    Ryan PehПре 2 месеца

    Worst game i've ever seen. So many missed calls and wrong calls all for 76ers to win. This game turned me into a Jazz fan.

  88. Alek Smith

    Alek SmithПре 2 месеца

    What do you think? Push off or no? 1:10

  89. Major Calloway

    Major CallowayПре 2 месеца

    I belive him.being MVP is way better then LBj

  90. noel pallarca

    noel pallarcaПре 2 месеца

    "Let's get in to it!"

  91. noel pallarca

    noel pallarcaПре 2 месеца

    "Let's get in to it!"

  92. Kevin Durant

    Kevin DurantПре 2 месеца

    I love his fade aways

  93. chin chin

    chin chinПре 2 месеца

    gobert can't even defend zion and y'all expect him that he can guard embiid??????

  94. Sharky

    SharkyПре 2 месеца

    Rudy GoBurt

  95. Matthew Dave

    Matthew DaveПре 2 месеца

    I remember the inside guys, especially Chuck, pointing out some of the things that need to be improved on Joel's play to get to the next level. They referenced Giannis who was someone as locked in compared to Joel who's just goofing around... it will be interesting in the playoffs. the sixers core has a closing window of opportunity

  96. Diylan Dahano

    Diylan DahanoПре 2 месеца

    How is it closing embiid is about to turn 27 and Simmons is only 24

  97. AJ Natividad

    AJ NatividadПре 2 месеца

    Dat basketball arena is the next Raid. I saw it earlier on other ytbers' ads

  98. EqualsPro

    EqualsProПре 2 месеца

    I swear Rudy Gobert is dumb and doesn't know how to use his own body

  99. Scott Martin

    Scott MartinПре 2 месеца

    That clip of Stefan was so funny I watched the whole game plug instead of ffw-ing

  100. William Mcvicar

    William McvicarПре 2 месеца

    Rumour has it stefan has never missed a shot on the door hoop

  101. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 2 месеца

    that rumour is certainly not true lol

  102. maeson keir malmis

    maeson keir malmisПре 2 месеца

    I'm not a fan of a player talking about their numbers. Just play the game man.

  103. Cq Thatdude

    Cq ThatdudeПре 2 месеца

    I still can't believe that the Jazz gave Rudy all that money. He is the second best player on the Jazz lol. Not worth anywhere near 205 million

  104. Mubu Mubu

    Mubu MubuПре 2 месеца

    Last year he was missing games due to injury and luckily simmons coulds step up until halfway through Simmons got injured. Embiid returned after all star bresk and then there was an issue of losing away games along with coaching issues. Embiid still been the same, kawhj humiliated 76ers and he knew he had to work harder. Defence. Give him some room and he'll put the ball in the net but this brotha wants nothing more than to put in the work and enjoy the rewards of the his efforts. It's championship time for Philly. Hope big fella and the rest of the team stay healthy!

  105. Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!

    Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!Пре 2 месеца

    Your username White Kyrie reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Post Malone called White Iverson

  106. Michael Smith

    Michael SmithПре 2 месеца

    the thing i hate ab dpoy is that it isn’t ab playing actual defense it’s just an stats like the only reason gobert won dpoy is bc he’s tall has a long wingspan and has big hands which makes blocking shots easy for him like that is the only reason he won it and it was proven last year as well simmons deserved dpoy over giannis bc he actually played defense giannis only won bc he blocked more shots

  107. simceh2o

    simceh2oПре 2 месеца

    Where is Stefan from?

  108. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 2 месеца


  109. Resmoe

    ResmoeПре 2 месеца

    why do I love watching Gobert getting destroyed

  110. Rom Sawyer

    Rom SawyerПре 2 месеца

    I see Embiid is going to win the mvp... the closest to him is Jokić, another center

  111. Gilho Ahn

    Gilho AhnПре 2 месеца

    Embiid is the only one who can stop Giannis from winning his 3rd MVP.

  112. Just For Fun

    Just For FunПре 2 месеца

    It's a no brainer. Embiid is the best center in today's game.