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.
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.