Joel Embiid is the latest athlete to led his comedic skills to The 5th Quarter. The Philadelphia 76ers star is known for his sense of humor, but the Season 3 premiere of Go90’s sports comedy series gives him a chance to try his hand at acting, as well.
In the episode that debuted on Thursday, Embiid takes his 7-foot frame off the court and in to the office, working a desk job as ‘The Processor’ to fulfill a summer internship requirement to get his degree.
“When I left Kansas, I always planned on going back and getting my degree,” Embiid says to start the episode. “I figured why not start now?”
Kenny Mayne, who is an executive producer on the show, narrates part of this episode full of sports stars.
“Joel is one of the hardest workers in the game.” said a deadpan Julius Erving, who makes an appearance with a confessional-style interview. “There’s no doubt that his passion would translate from the court to the cubicle.”
Nerlens Noel also pops up in the episode, claiming he also interned at the same company and that he was a reference on Embiid’s resume. That company is actually run by a character played by Chappelle’s Show alum Donnell Rawlings, who in a previous episode tried to pass off Blake Griffin as a 7-year-old AAU basketball star.