Joel Embiid's performance Wednesday was loud and clear.
He had a few words to say, too.
Making his much anticipated return to game action, the big man was in a serious groove during the Sixers-Nets preseason game.
Already dominating the first half, Embiid nailed a 12-footer through contact late in the second quarter with the Sixers in complete control.
Embiid pumped his fist and then stated the obvious.
"They can't f****** guard me," he said, before repeating it a few more times.
They certainly couldn't. Embiid put up 22 points and seven rebounds in the 14:45 he played of the Sixers' 133-114 win (see observations).
Imagine what he does in a full game.
For the full highlights of Embiid, watch the video above.
Life couldn't be better for Sixers center Joel Embiid at the moment.
Embiid is entering his fourth season in Philadelphia and he just signed a five-year contract extension worth $148 million.
He showed his love for fans Tuesday.
“I don’t think without them I’d get this extension," Embiid said. "They did a lot for me. Even though I don’t think they know that, I think they pushed me a lot.”
He also showed some range in practice, drilling a half-court shot and a fadeaway jumper. After draining the half-court shot, you can see Embiid dancing and celebrating in front of Kris Humphries and Jahlil Okafor.
For the crazy shot and the ensuing fun, watch the video above.
The Eagles are having fun again. So much fun, they decided to change sports. Kinda.
After Torrey Smith's 59-yard catch-and-run touchdown gave the Birds a 21-0 lead over the visiting Cardinals early in the second quarter, six Eagles got together in the end zone and celebrated by pretending to hit a home run into the stands.
And it was glorious.
Nelson Agholor pretended to pitch a baseball to Smith, while Smith used the football as a bat to hit a home run. Alshon Jeffery was the catcher in the reenactment, while Carson Wentz played the umpire. LeGarrette Blount and Zach Ertz were involved as well.
Dan Levy tweeted a gif of the celebration.
You see that, Mike Trout?
That's what we call subliminal Phillies recruiting!