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!
Before he runs the rock this Sunday at the Linc, LeGarrette Blount showed he can shoot it a bit, too.
The Eagles' running back took in the Sixers-Celtics preseason game on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. During warm-ups, he fired a healthy three-point jumper and drained it. (OK, he got some help from a few of the other basketballs en route to the rim, but who cares?)
You've got to love Blount's celebration of the made jumper. Fans are hoping he's celebrating touchdowns on Sunday when the 3-1 Eagles host the Cardinals.
Sounds like those fans are ready.
When the Sixers featured Blount on the scoreboard and played "Fly, Eagles, Fly," the Wells Fargo Center erupted.
Enjoy here, courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato.