Paul Pierce is working full time at ESPN now and that means a lot of opportunities to speak his mind about the state of the NBA. It’s safe to say that he’s excited about Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
Embiid is back on the court for the Sixers, celebrating his 32nd game in three seasons with the team that drafted him and gave him a hefty contract extension. The Process himself has high hopes for this season, though the Sixers are being cautious with his minutes and his knee.
That Embiid is still lobbying for back-to-back games at this point says a lot about where he’s at right now, both as someone in recovery and as a player in the league as a whole. And Pierce himself is eager to get a better “taste” of what Embiid can do in the Association.
“We’re just getting the taste of him,” Pierce said of Embiid. “I’m like, ‘You know, I’m tired of getting the taste of him; I want the whole load.'”
Goodness, Paul. There are children watching.
Pierce certainly means well, but that’s a bit … uh … well, maybe he would have picked a different way of expressing his excitement for the Joel Embiid experience if given the chance. If Embiid has his way, though, we’ll all get a full load of The Process soon enough.