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Joel Embiid Is Ready To Recruit Kevin Durant To The Sixers

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JoJo the recruiter.

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Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder saw the NBA Finals completely slip from their grasp on Monday night, dropping Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors 96-88. Golden State's victory was the culmination of an epic 3-1 series comeback, and showed the world they're still the most dominating force in the NBA.

Durant is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and rumors have been swirling about him possibly leaving the Thunder for a new opportunity. Notable teams who have been linked to Durant include the Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards, but Sixers center Joel Embiid wants to make sure Philadelphia can get involved for the Slim Reaper as well.

As you may recall, this isn't the first time Embiid has tried to recruit a superstar to the Sixers. He took to Twitter two summers ago in hopes of luring LeBron James to the City of Brotherly Love. Things did not go as planned.

But like all great athletes, Embiid seems to have amnesia about his recruitment efforts.

Durant to the Sixers is obviously longer than a long shot, but there's a pitch to be made. He's extremely close with Sixers strength coach Todd Wright, and Philadelphia has a solid young core plus a ton cap space to sign other players outside of Durant.

Work your magic, Embiid. You've got nothing to lose.