Joel Embiid can make anyone look small.
So this is no slight against Jose Altuve.
In fact, it just makes all of Altuve's accomplishments that much more incredible.
Before both being honored during the Sports Illustrated 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Awards on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center, Embiid and Altuve posed for pictures alongside J.J. Watt and Carlos Beltran.
It's an impressive group of individuals, but what also made the picture so great was Embiid standing right next to Altuve. Embiid, as we all know, is 7-foot-2 and no less than 250 pounds. Altuve, the hit machine and second baseman for the World Series-winning Astros, is 5-foot-6 and 165 pounds.
Embiid, with his massive stature, makes Altuve practically look like a jockey. The Sixers' big man even makes Watt, the Texans' 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive end, look like a normal-sized human being.
Altuve and Watt were honored as SI's 2017 Sportspersons of the Year, while Embiid was named Rising Star of the Year and took in the night with his mother Christine.
It was a touching night for Altuve, Watt and the city of Houston ... and it also made for a pretty cool picture.
On the next episode of American Ninja Warrior, airing June 25 at 9 p.m. on NBC, former longtime Eagle Jason Avant competes with Jalen Mills and Quintin Mikell in attendance to cheer him on.
Avant, 35, appeared in 148 games in the NFL, 116 with the Eagles, before retiring and settling in the area and opening Launch, a trampoline park in Deptford, New Jersey.
He has to make it through the first round … right?
The show’s Facebook page gave this preview of his run through the course.
He seems to have a little trouble on the beginning stages of the course, but, would they really tease Avant’s run only for him to end up losing? My completely uninformed guess is that Avant makes it to the end and smashes the buzzer.
I guess we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see.
Cheesesteaks are great.
People who are new to Philadelphia should eat cheesesteaks. People who are not new to Philadelphia should also eat cheesesteaks.
New 76ers draft pick Zhaire Smith is new to Philadelphia so he went to eat a cheesesteak.
Thankfully, it was a pretty good one at Jim's Steaks on South Street. It appears as if there is no ketchup or other strange substances on his cheesesteak. Hot peppers are not only acceptable but encouraged, in my humble cheesesteak eating opinion.
Congrats, Zhaire for enjoying a cheesesteak successfully without embarrassment.
You can learn much more about Smith and his abilities and fit with the Sixers right here.