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Joel Embiid

JOEL EMBIID SIREN!! He Actually Played in a Game

Joel Embiid played in an honest-to-god game last night.

by Patrick Sauer
Oct 5 2016, 5:57pm

The 2016-17 Philadelphia 76ers campaign was finally finally FINALLY supposed to be the start of something beautiful. Yes, it's been a weird year for fans of the woe-begotten franchise as they ditched mad GM scientist Sam Hinkie and did a 180 on his scheme—Prust the Trocess!—by bringing in boring-ass Bryan Colangelo. Guess that's what 47-195 gets ya'? The brotherly shove.

Yet, Hinkie's manical ways paid off in theory as the Sixers got their man, #1 with a Bullroarer, Ben Simmons...Who, as you know by now, broke his wheel (an "acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot" to be exact), and ain't coming back anytime soon (officially, the dreaded "no timetable"). Add in that defensive wizard/offensive warlock Nerlens Noel is pissed off that the team has basically 21-feet of center and it looks bad once—

HOLY SHIT JOEL EMBIID IS ON THE COURT! DOING BASKETBALL THINGS! ON A BASKETBALL COURT!

Last night, the Cameroonian big man played 13 minutes, hitting one nice post-spin into a fallaway, hitting a long two, and laying down some wood on the Celtics Jaylen Brown. To top it off, the NBA's funniest Twitterite—if you can't enjoy his self-mockery after swatting a small boy, you have no capacity for love—told the assembled Philly media "thought I was going to come out and score like 40."

Oh, Embiid has also said he's open to the best nickname on the planet. Trust "The Process," fellow Sixers fans. He's all we got.

(h/t CSN Philly)