Drew Hanlen posts video comparing Joel Embiid to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan
Joel Embiid’s trainer, Drew Hanlen, took to Twitter yesterday night and posted a video which combined clips of Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Joel Embiid with the caption “Study the legends and you may become one…”. If you haven’t seen it by now, stop what you’re doing and watch immediately.
Drew Hanlen’s Study the Legends Video
Joel Embiid had lofty comparisons early on in his career, some people comparing him to Hakeem Olajuwon and other all time great big men. Since then, we have watched Embiid transform into a player that no one thought was possible. Now, he’s featured in video montages and clearly mimicking the moves of two of the greatest scorers in the history of the NBA.
Credit to Drew Hanlen. He has been a integral part of Embiid’s development that we have seen specifically over the past two seasons. Hanlen is CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball and trains a handful of NBA players, but he has been especially vocal about Joel Embiid. He’s publicly called Embiid a “monster”, and most recently dubbing him the most unstoppable player in the league.
Joel Embiid has been a different type of dominant this season, and has been garnering attention in the MVP race. Over the last 12 games he’s averaging 31.8/10.2/4.3 all while shooting 54% from the field. After what we thought was the peak version of Embiid last season, he has come into this year and improved virtually every aspect of his game.
Joel Embiid has transcended his position on the court and created one of the most impressive, unique scoring repertoires the game has ever seen. It’s a testament to his work ethic, and attention to detail when studying the greatest players to ever lace up sneakers.
Mandatory Credit: Pure Sweat Basketball