Joel Embiid is off to strong an impressive start in his first full season in the NBA. He is also coming off the best performance of his young career scoring a career-high 26 points with seven rebounds and two blocks in just 20 minutes played in the Philadelphia 76ers blowout win over the Phoenix Suns. Following the game, Embiid was spotted celebrating his accomplishment in quite an interesting way.
Joel Embiid drops 26 in 20 during a big W then wears his own jersey to Recess. Respect. Shirley Temples on everyone. pic.twitter.com/xVmEXYkOXU
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) November 20, 2016
It’s quite easy to spot Embiid in the crowd because of his large stature and size. That said, he has much reason to be excited about his play on the court. He has quickly shown to be an extremely promising player averaging 18.0 points and 7.6 rebounds despite playing in 22.0 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures in all games he has played while also registering two double-doubles.
This has certainly made the waiting process for 76ers well worth it. Embiid has finally provided the organization and city hope for a bright future. So if he wants to party after a big game, there should be no problem with the big man getting his groove on.