PHOTO: Joel Embiid Shows Off His Late September Holiday Cheer

This isn’t exactly the portrait of a guy known for his sarcastic, gregarious social media persona.

Smile, Joel Embiid! You’re wearing a Santa hat, holding a burlap sack, and a tiny fir in late September! ‘Tis the season!

Okay, perhaps that’s overkill. We wouldn’t exactly be too keen on this photo op, either. There is a sense of excitement these days normally accompanying the holidays, though. Like a kid’s anticipation for Christmas morning, ours builds hourly leading up to tip-off of the 2014-2015 season. Only 28 more days.

(H/T r/nba)

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