Joel Embiid Lived Up To His Reputation With Some Hilarious Media Day Quotes

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Joel Embiid hasn’t played a single NBA game, but he’s already become one of the league’s darlings during the two years he’s been a 76er because of his hilarious social media persona. During the Philadelphia 76ers media day on Monday, the personality that makes the über-talented big man an internet star shined through during in-person interviews.

For instance, Embiid knows damn well that he’s one of the best social-media follows in all of sports.

The former University of Kansas star definitely isn’t the only one who feels this way, either.

After two years of watching from the sidelines and rehabbing injuries, some are convinced Embiid’s career might be short-lived. Let’s just say he’s not at all worried about that possibility.

The 7-foot-2 center will probably block a lot of shots this season.

If the Eagles can do it, why can’t the Sixers?

Sixers players and coaches have gushed about the unique skill set Embiid flashes during closed-doors workouts ever since he was drafted in 2014. But point guard?

When in doubt, always trust the process.

With Embiid finally set to play in his first NBA games this season, there’s no telling whether he’s going to tone his social media presence down to concentrate on the games, but there will be plenty of opportunities for sound bites following games this year, which might be better.

By all accounts, Embiid has looked great in workouts and was even embarrassing teammates back in February. With Ben Simmons and Dario Saric joining the team, the 76ers will have a very formidable front line with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor all primed for minutes. How will the rotation shake out? That remains to be seen. One thing for sure, though, is that Embiid is poised to become a star – in the press room at the very least.