Joel Embiid is a fantastically large human who is skilled at many things: trash talk, Twitter, basketball, soccer ... so why not football?
Hey, you never know what JoJo's next move will be.
After reports of 76ers minority owner Michael Rubin having interest in purchasing the Carolina Panthers surfaced over the weekend, Embiid tweeted to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton about a potential sport change.
ESPN's report on Rubin's interest mentions his close ties to Embiid, "Rubin's youth and personality are among the reasons he has grown close to some pro athletes, including 76ers center Joel Embiid. If Rubin bought the Panthers, he would have to sell his stakes in the 76ers, Devils and Crystal Palace, per NFL rules."
Embiid tweeted as such, noting Rubin as "my guy."
Aye that's my guy so looks like I might have to switch sports
@CameronNewton you need a wide receiver?
Cam Newton responded with some interesting use of texts and emojis, basically saying "come play."
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So there you have it. Expect Joel Embiid to head for the NFL next season. Just don't expect him to play on a Thursday night game following a Sunday game.
The Panthers even did a cute little mock up:
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.