Here’s Sixers Rookie Joel Embiid Throwing Down A Between-The-Legs Dunk With Frightening Ease

03.06.15 3 years ago 2 Comments

So much for Joel Embiid being overweight and out of shape.

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie makes this between-the-legs slam look frighteningly easy. Combined with the canny back-to-basket game he showed at Kansas and ever expanding shooting range, this exhibition of natural athleticism should have Philly fans salivating for Embiid to take the floor.

It’s easy to forget as Andrew Wiggins continues to establish himself as one of basketball’s brightest young talents and Embiid sits on the sideline, but there was a time during the pre-draft process that the Cameroonian giant was something close to a consensus number one pick. Back and foot injuries caused him to fall to the Sixers at three on draft night, and Sam Hinkie and company made clear they’d take their time bringing Embiid back to game action.

Will the wait be worth it? Only time will tell, but pre-game fun like this should have Philly cautiously optimistic at the very least.

[Vine via Sixers]

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