Embiid receives prestigious — and hilarious — award

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Embiid receives prestigious — and hilarious — award

Joel Embiid has garnered plenty of accolades during his young NBA career. However, the Sixers’ center earned perhaps his biggest honor yet on Wednesday.

Embiid was given the Shaqtin' A Fool Midseason Award for Worst Moment of the Season.

Yes, that’s a thing.

As you likely know, former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal has a segment during TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that highlights blunders made by current players.

Embiid found himself in the crosshairs thanks to three spectacularly blown dunks during the first half of the season.

“I want to thank Shaq for acknowledging me for missing three dunks in a game as a 6-11 guy,” Embiid said in a video. “But I just didn’t have my legs that day. Next time.”

We're not sure which is funnier: Embiid's missed dunks or him trying to pass for 6-foot-11.

Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

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Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

Colin Cowherd was worried about Sixers fans blowing up his Twitter account.

Really, his chief concern should have been Joel Embiid.

"The minute that game's over," Cowherd said, "my Twitter account's going to literally be in flames."

Embiid, a social media virtuoso, made certain Cowherd's nightmare came true.

You see, the Sixers on Wednesday night won their 40th game of the season by blasting the 19-win Grizzlies, 119-105, at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).

Prior to the season's start, Cowherd, a host of the FS1 show "The Herd," lambasted the thought of Brett Brown's team achieving such a feat.

So a little wager was made:

"You know what I don't like about this, I don't like a couple of pro athletes … suddenly ganging up on me," Cowherd said, joking around. "I'm not a big fan of this."

That's too bad.

Embiid and Simmons felt no sympathy after the victory.

COLIN COWARD.... Coach deserves a lot of credit #40wins #TheProcess

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Now, Philly just needs to get the guy his jersey.

Maybe Embiid can sign it for him: "Trust the Process."

Meanwhile, these guys have 40 wins ... and they're not done yet.

Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four


Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four

The Philadelphia area — Villanova is not located *in* Philly proper — is being blasted by a huge snowstorm on Wednesday.

Could it keep the Wildcats from getting off campus and out of Philadelphia for the big NCAA Tournament game on Friday against West Virginia up in Boston?

It could! Check out the footage of their bus getting caught on the ice:

But the answer to the above question is probably "no." Jay Wright said they made it out OK.

The key takeaway here? The road to the Final Four needs to be properly plowed and salted.