Without playing a single game, Joel Embiid managed to become Philadelphia’s most beloved athlete on social media in a week. He has recruited LeBron James, discussed soccer, and continued to express his excitement for arriving in the city. As what could be one of his final Tweets for some time, the 3rd overall pick went out on a high note by apparently announcing which number he’ll wear when he finally does suit up for the 76ers.
I’m getting #11 EMB11D #Togetherwebuild
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 3, 2014
If you’re curious, the answer is: yes; I have already checked the team’s website for the availability of Embiid’s jersey. No dice. I will be checking every hour, on the hour until I can purchase it. After appeasing himself to the Philadelphia faithful for the week after he was drafted, Embiid appears to be shifting his focus towards training and will be, unfortunately, taking a break from Twitter.
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 4, 2014
I would probably sacrifice a finger and a toe to ensure that this guy stays healthy.