Life couldn't be better for Sixers center Joel Embiid at the moment.
Embiid is entering his fourth season in Philadelphia and he just signed a five-year contract extension worth $148 million.
He showed his love for fans Tuesday.
“I don’t think without them I’d get this extension," Embiid said. "They did a lot for me. Even though I don’t think they know that, I think they pushed me a lot.”
He also showed some range in practice, drilling a half-court shot and a fadeaway jumper. After draining the half-court shot, you can see Embiid dancing and celebrating in front of Kris Humphries and Jahlil Okafor.
For the crazy shot and the ensuing fun, watch the video above.
The Sixers have a pretty exciting matchup with the Ohklahoma City Thunder this evening and ESPN is promoting it like no other.
As part of their all-day Sixers coverage, JJ Redick sat down with SportsCenter's Philly faithful, Kevin Negandhi, to talk about the state of the Process and all things Philly hoops.
Negandhi asked Redick about how his body feels after playing so much this season at the age of 33.
"I feel great. I feel like I'm a slower, less-athletic, whiter version of LeBron at 33," Redick said.
"No, I'm joking," he added, sadly.
He goes on to talk about the time and resources he invested to play this game at a high level.
The joke starts at the 1:35 mark below.
Other topics include him talking about his day-game meals, his thoughts on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons having the potential to be transcendant NBA talents, and how he joined the Process at just the right time.
Redick also shouts out Vernick as one of his favorite restaurants in Philly. Good taste.
The Kings aren't happy with Joel Embiid.
They placed some blame on the Sixers big man for their 23-point loss Thursday night.
How was Embiid at fault for a game he didn't even play?
Well, the Kings felt the wrath of Karl-Anthony Towns.
Let's just say Embiid may have fired up Towns after he embarrassed the Timberwolves big man on Instagram the night prior (see story). In Embiid's defense, Towns was the instigator (see story).
Nonetheless, Towns went off on the Kings for 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and a plus-22 rating, leading the Timberwolves to a 119-96 win.
"I came to be an assassin tonight, not a basketball player," Towns said after the victory. "I wanted to try to be as active as possible and just disrupt the game as much as possible as well."
Way to go, JoJo.