Joel Embiid didn’t let back stiffness keep him from returning to the Sixers’ lineup on Tuesday with a dominant effort in the team’s 118-112 OT win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Embiid had 28 points (8 of 16 shooting), 12 rebounds and eight assists in a career-high 39 minutes. However, the big man’s best performance might have come on social media the following day.
On Wednesday, Embiid sent out a picture on Instagram and Twitter of him scoring a bucket past fellow center Karl-Anthony Towns during the victory.
Towns, who had 19 points and 16 rebounds in the matchup, had a response. But much like on the court, Embiid got the best of this battle too.
h/t Bleacher Report Twitter account.
As the legendary Black Thought of The Roots says, "You can take a brother outta South Philly - Can't take it outta him really - I forever represent it."
And he'll represent it once again on Sunday during half time of the game when the Eagles host the Vikings in South Philadelphia.
The Eagles official Twitter account shared video of Philly's native sons rehearsing the Eagles Fight Song "for their halftime performance during Sunday's NFC Championship Game!"
Surely to add a nice hometown touch.
See them Sunday at the Linc where it's sure to be "realer than a heart attack."
You can catch The Roots most week nights as the house band for Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.
Your move, Rihanna.
While the narrative this season surrounding Joel Embiid’s All-Star selection has been much less focused on his mystery crush (allegedly Rihanna) and more about his play on the court, Sixers fans have not forgotten.
If you needed a reminder, here’s a screenshot of a Tweet Joel Embiid sent last year.
Well, it was announced Thursday that Embiid was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game, as a starter no less, and fans are flooding the celeb’s social media feeds with mentions of the center.
Here’s a look at the latest post on her Instagram account.
How about Twitter?
Surely Rihanna or her reps have seen the posts by now. It’ll be interesting to see if she responds or wears a No. 21 jersey sometime in the future.