Dirk Nowitzki honored that Sixers star Joel Embiid uses his signature move

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Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid is a student of the game. The big fella will study other players in order to add to those moves to his game whether it’s the footwork of Hakeem Olajuwon, the fadeaway by Kobe Bryant, or the legendary one-legged fadeaway from Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki had a helluva career with that move as he was able to have so much success with that move being able to go to work in the post and carve out a Hall of Fame career. The move is recognized on the American Airlines Center court in Dallas with a silhouette of the shot on the Mavericks court.

Embiid has added that move to his game a bit over the course of his career and Nowitzki joined John Clark on the “Takeoff with John Clark” podcast to give his thoughts on Embiid using his move:

That’s an honor. That’s so sweet to see that he thinks that’s a good move and a shot he can put in his repertoire, so that’s fun to see. When they actually played here in Dallas, I watched some of the game and he texted me the day after and said, ‘I had to show respect to you and shoot in on your silhouette’. My silhouette is now on the Mavs floor and so he said he had to shoot one for me. So that made me, of course, feel really good. I’m honored that he thinks that’s a good shot to have.

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The Sixers will benefit from having a guy as skilled as Embiid continue to add to his game. He is already a dominant big man and he is a 2021 MVP finalist, but at 27-years old, he still has a lot to add to his game and become an even better player.

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