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Joel Embiid hangs with Billie Jean King, who says 'Trust the Process'

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Joel Embiid hangs with Billie Jean King, who says 'Trust the Process'

Sixers fans, you've got a tennis legend on your side.

On Tuesday, Joel Embiid was just hanging out with Billie Jean King — who isn't he hanging out with these days? — at the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis competition.

King was asked if she trusts the process. And although the 39-time grand-slam winner didn't quite understand at first, she clearly supports the mantra of the Sixers' big man.

In a video shot by CSN's John Clark, King gave a hearty "Trust the Process" and then emphasized the importance of doing so in sports.

Embiid was a huge fan of King's message. And when an athlete such as King trusts the process, you know you're doing something right.

Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

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Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

You absolutely hate to see it.

That's how the sports world felt Tuesday night when Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury during the NBA opener against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

The injury, which is graphic, can be seen here. Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

Instantly, an outpouring of support spread across the NBA.

Here is some reaction from Sixers players:

Eagles rookie Sidney Jones knows about tough injuries. He's recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

And the terrible injury produced some powerful scenes and images.

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.

Now we know why.

Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night (see observations).

You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.

Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.

Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.

And it probably won't be the only time.