A reliance on grainy bursts of practice footage has turned Joel Embiid into half-hooper, half-Bigfoot for Sixers fans. Until he plays his first game in a Sixers uniform, short clips will have to do.
It helps when they look like this:
That's NBA skills coach Drew Hanlen working with Embiid, and I don't know if I can put together a string of words to properly summarize what's taking place. The dunk is a display of the brute force Embiid can throw at opponents, but the finesse showed on the up-and-under finish is exquisite. When he has an opportunity to show off his talent, you can see why Sam Hinkie gambled on his ability to stay healthy.
Embiid's Philadelphia debut can't come soon enough. JOJO SEASON APPROACHING.