Restaurants in the Philadelphia-area that sell Shirley Temples got some fantastic news on Monday evening, as word broke that Joel Embiid and the Sixers agreed to a five-year contract extension. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the deal will pay Embiid $148 million, and if he reaches certain milestones over the course of that deal, another $30 million could be tacked onto that already massive number.
There seem to be two schools of thought to this deal. The first think this is a really risky deal for Philadelphia, as Embiid has played in 31 total games since getting drafted in 2014. The second believes this is a necessary risk for the Sixers, as Embiid is a budding superstar who loves the city and has showed flashes of being dominant when on the floor.