With the Sixers being the Sixers and generally not giving us much of anything to get excited about on the hardwood, we're left to look at Instagram photos of a ripped Joel Embiid and wonder, hope, and dream about what could (maybe, please) someday be possible.
Embiid posted a photo over the weekend of himself. It's seemingly from a shootaround at the Barclays Center last week and the message is clear. Embiid is jacked.
He included a fun caption along with it, "Coming along nicely #TrustTheProcess #shirleytemple," obviously alluding to the stories earlier in the year about his pitcher of Shirley Temple problem.
I mean, that all looks promising. And Brett Brown recently told reporters that he believes Embiid is every bit of 7-foot-2-inches. If only he can someday play basketball for the Sixers.