Report: South Jersey Newspaper Mistakes Nerlens Noel for 'Joel Imbiid'

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJuly 28, 2014


Joel Embiid is a joker and a dunker. He loves social media and suffers from Saharan levels of thirst

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie can wear many hats on any given day, but he is not Nerlens Noel.

Crossing Broad's Kyle Scott (h/t Pete Blackburn of Next Impulse Sports) reports that the Courier-Post recently printed a story with a picture labeling Noel as "Joel Imbiid."

Blackburn writes that the paper—a South Jersey publication no stranger to covering 76ers basketball—should be familiar with Philadelphia's first-round draft pick. 

"You'd think [the Courier-Post] would be able to identify a photo of Joel Embiid, who the team drafted at third overall back in June," Blackburn writes.

If genuine, it's an embarrassing error for the publication that slipped past a host of editorial goalkeepers before being inked on paper and shipped out to subscribers. 

While we're here, it appears a lot of people don't know how to spell Embiid's name. 

Errors can happen even among experienced reporters. I've called Russell Westbrook "Brian Westbrook" before. The cringe factor here is the obvious lack of the delete key in the print media. There's no way to call back those papers once they've circulated.

So let's end this cycle with a recitation of the Embiid Creed:

"This is my 'Embiid.' There are many spellings like it, but this one is mine. 'Embiid' is my best friend. I must master this spelling as I must master my life."

Got it? Good.


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